CMAJ: Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Honors Teenage Health Scientists

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CMAJ: Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada Honors Teenage Health Scientists

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Congratulations to 16-year-old Arjun Nair! http://3bl.me/rwdtf6 Winner of the #Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada #biotech #lifescience

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Two dedicated teenagers have won prestigious prizes for their innovative research in the health sciences. Courtesy of Arjun Nair

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 1:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Sanofi Canada

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By Lauren Kramer, Vancouver, BC

A 16-year-old Calgary, Alberta, student recently earned first place nationwide in the annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada, a biotechnology research competition that encourages high school students to pursue future studies and careers in life sciences.

Arjun Nair, a grade 11 student at Calgary’s Webber Academy, conducted research into an experimental cancer treatment that involves injecting patients with nano particles of gold. The particles accumulate in tumours, forming so-called “nano bullets” that can be heated to kill cancer cells.

Continue reading about Nair's project for the annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.

Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Biotechnology | Research | Sanofi | arjun nair | canadian medical association journal | cmaj | life sciences | sanofi biogeneius challenge canada

CAMPAIGN: Sanofi Canada

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