A whiskey in Texas was awarded $ 25,000 for developing what could lead to a possible treatment for COVID-19.
14-year-old Anica Cebrolu of Frisco won the 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on creating a molecule that could mutilate part of the coronavirus, KTVT reported.
“It’s exciting. I’m still trying to process everything,” she told the local train station. will stop the function of the protein. “
Prior to the pandemic, the eighth-grader succumbed to the development of a cure for seasonal flu – but her plan changed when the coronavirus crisis hit.
To invent the treatment, she uses computer programs to identify how and where the molecule will bind to the virus.
Cebrolu said she was forced to seek treatment after seeing the devastating effects of the coronavirus. She praised her grandfather for inspiring her.
“My grandfather, when I was younger, always pushed me to science. In fact, he was a professor of chemistry and he always told me to learn the periodic table of the elements and to learn all these things about science, and over time I just liked him, “she said.
The Young Scientist Challenge is a competition held for high school students by Discovery Education and 3M.