One of the great quotes from Thomas Edison’s “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. ” Edison lived this daily affirmation in the process of creating the light bulb. Thomas Edison made their own lamps hand-blown glass, tried 3,000 different theories to create an element that would reduce the amount of electrical energy needed to power a light bulb, and treated more than 6,000 types of filament to extend the life of a bulb more than a few hours.
It was in 1880 when he created a 16-watt bulb burned for 1500 hours. Not many of us have the kind of drive and determination to stick with something that you know will work, despite experiencing one failure after another. However, these are the people who open a path for the future.
teen boy stands the test of pancreatic cancer
jack andraka is living this famous quote from Edison. Jack is a boy of 15 years of Crownsville, Maryland. Jack watched a dear family friend who was like an uncle to him, dying of pancreatic cancer. Instead of accepting it as a fact of life, he chose to be proactive.
realized that a major part of the problem was the lack of early detection tests were given. So he decided to get a test to detect cancer in its earliest stages. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, taking 34,000 lives a year. Unfortunately, this disease usually is detected a delay in progression and has a very low survival rate after diagnosis.
Why is testing different Andraka?
Current testing methods are 60 years of age, the average cost of $ 800, and 30% of all pancreatic cancers miss.
The Jack test developed is:
168 times faster
26,000 times less expensive
400 times more sensitive than the current standard of detection
He did his research through Google and Wikipedia as its main research tools – online resources are
available to virtually anyone on the planet with an Internet connection.
The cost of the test: Three cents
takes five minutes and has an accuracy rate of 100 percent. Compare this with the current standard, which uses the technology of 60 years, costs about $ 800, and does not reach 30 percent of all pancreatic cancers.
Please take the time to watch the video below: