Anyone involved in the debate over open access to research?
If so, there's a useful case study in today's news, it may have been
previously reported too.
Fifteen-year-old high school student Jack Andraka likes to kayak and watch
the US television show Glee. And when time permits, he also likes to do
advanced research in one of the most respected cancer laboratories in the
world. Jack Andraka has created a pancreatic cancer test that is 168 times
faster and considerably cheaper than the gold standard in the field. He has
applied for a patent for his test and is now carrying out further research
at Johns Hopkins University in the US city of Baltimore. And he did it by
The Maryland native, who won $75,000 at the Intel International Science and
Engineering Fair in May for his creation, *cites search engines and free
online science papers as the tools that allowed him to create the test.*
The BBC's Matt Danzico sat down with the teenager, who said the idea came
to him when he was "chilling out in biology class".