A research project on drug resistance in ovarian cancer earned a Fort Worth, Texas teen top honors in the first annual Google Science Fair. Scientific American, who partnered up with Google on the event, reports today:
Shree Bose, 17, investigated the connection between an enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and resistance to the chemotherapy drug cisplatin.
Bose says she became interested in cancer research after a death in the family. "Two summers ago, actually, my grandfather passed away from cancer," Bose said. "And after that - I had already known I wanted to do research, but I didn't know what field - and that kind of decided it for me. I knew I wanted to go into cancer research..."