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Possible Covid-19 treatment makes Texas teen win $25000

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A Texas teenager has been awarded $25,000 for her work on a possible cure for COVID-19. While researchers all around the world forge ahead with new developments in medicine, Anika Chebrolu, a student at Independence High School in Frisco, has been dubbed America’s top young scientist for her efforts to find a treatment for coronavirus. The 14-year-old won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the ‘nation’s premier middle school science competition’, which comes with the cash prize and a ‘special destination trip’. As for her work, Anika explained to CBS News, ‘I developed this molecule that can bind to a certain protein on the SARS COVID-2 virus. This protein, by binding to it, it will stop the function of the protein… I started with a database of over 682 million compounds.’

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