Teenager Discovers Possible Cancer Cure

You know, if anyone wrote a book about this girl, it’d be labelled pure genre — fantastical, unrealistic, a popcorn sort of story. But it’s real. Angela Zhang won a $100,000 prize in a science competition for her project, “Design of Image-guided, Photo-thermal Controlled Drug Releasing Multifunctional Nanosystem for the Treatment of Cancer Stem Cells.” Wow. Check out the article on TheMarySue.

As someone in comments over there said, this is potential Nobel Prize stuff. Not bad for someone who’s not old enough to vote yet. Heck, I’d let her vote!

What’s weirdly cool about this is that she goes to my little brother’s old high school — Monta Vista in Cupertino. (Not mine, though — we moved right after I graduated, and he’s seven years younger than I am.)

Anyway, I’ll just get back to, umm, writing my urban fantasy novel. Yeah.

Seriously, though, massive kudos to Angela Zhang, from another Angela who’ll never make half as much of an impact on the world. Props, hon.


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.