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14-Year-Old Anika Chebrolu Named ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’ For Work On Potential COVID-19 Cure – Women You Should Know

Anika Chebrolu used in-silico methods to identify a molecule that can bind to the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an attempt to develop a cure.

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14-year-old Anika Chebrolu was just named the winner of the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge, an annual innovation competition hosted in partnership with Discovery Education. The eight-grader from Frisco, Texas earned the ‘Americas Top Young Scientist’ title for using in-silico methods to identify a molecule that can selectively bind to the Spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in an attempt to develop a potential cure – in the form of a novel antiviral drug – for COVID-19.
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