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While the Robert Koch Institute in Germany reported 11,000 new infections, a 14-year-old girl from Texas is awakening new hope. Annika Chebrolu wins $ 25,000 in an ideas competition, making her America's top young scientist. With the discovery of a new molecule, she could stop the corona pandemic.
Anika Chebrolu lives in Texas, Frisco. While other students torment their way through chemistry and physics classes, the 14-year-old wins the "3M Young Scientist Challenge" and is America's top young scientist.
For first place , the eighth grader collects 25,000 euros. A lot of money for a teen. Little for solving a huge problem.
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Molecule for coronavirus spike protein found
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While doing research with her mentor, Chebrolu came across an important molecule. This could bind to the so-called "spike protein" of the coronavirus and thus prevent the virus from entering human cells. The spike protein is crucial in vaccine development. Theexplains it as follows:
"The protein spike gives the coronavirus its name: They stand like pips on a crown Molecules from the virus envelope. In order for the virus to penetrate the cells, it needs this spike protein on its surface. " antibodies could recognize the virus based on the spike protein , bind to it and mark it as a target for immune cells. This would prevent it from entering the cells. The problem: the virus is clever. "With the help of sugar molecules, the virus tries to hide its spike proteins from the immune cells," says the. But the 14-year-old now has a solution for this problem.
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>>Anika Chebrolu would now like to work with virologists
The schoolgirl says to "" that she found the molecule with the help of Dr. Cindy Moss, judge of the competition, told " ": "Your willingness to use your time and talent to make the world a better place make gives us all hope. "Hope for the end of a pandemic.
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