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Teen wins $25K prize for research on potential COVID-19 cure – msnNOW

Anika Chebrolu’s research could someday lead to a potential treatment for the coronavirus.



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A budding scientist from Frisco, Texas, hopes to one day save lives with her research on a potential treatment for the coronavirus.
Anika Chebrolu, 14, was named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition for middle school scientists. The eighth-grader’s project won her a $25,000 cash prize.
“I isolated a lead compound from a database of almost 698 million molecules,” said Chebrolu.
That discovery, which she hopes will lead to a new weapon against COVID-19, began two years…

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