American teenager invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Andraka, Maryland, was awarded a prize of $ 75.000 to create this method of detecting cancerous.

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

Teen invents method to detect pancreatic cancer

An American teenager, Jack Andraka, 15 years old invented a new method, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer. Special Photo

Washington, United States. – An American teenager of 15 years, Jack Andraka, invented a new form, simple and inexpensive to detect incipient pancreatic cancer, reported CNN.

The discovery earned him first prize at science fair and engineering the world’s largest, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Andraka, from Maryland, was awarded a $ 75,000 prize for creating this detection method carcinogen “using  blood and urine tests.” The test has shown a 90% more accurate than those used so far, is 28 times cheaper and a thousand times more sensitive than current tests for this cancer. “I’m working with Johns Hopkins to improve the patent and I am also beginning to offer the product to other companies “to market, said the young inventor.

Andraka explained that detect pancreatic cancer early increases the chance of cure to almost one hundred percent. to the advantages of his method adds the which is not invasive to the body.

The pancreas is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. Risk factors include smoking, obesity, high consumption of red meat, high consumption of sugar, a diet low in fiber and diabetes mellitus. Each year 44.000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Cities with the Greatest risk for cyber-crime are!

MEXICO CITY,  Buenos Aires, Argentina, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, are considered the cities with the greatest potential risk of cyber crime for Internet users.

According to a study by Norton, who partnered with independent research firm Sperling’s  BestPlaces to sort out the locations which are the 10 cities in Latin America that are the most dangerous in the area of cybercrime. Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara, are classified as entities with lowest level in relation to potential risk factors, being classified sites eight, nine and ten, respectively.

Sperling’s  BestPlaces determines the classification of the rankings through an analysis based on consumer behavior, taking into account from the costs invested in desktop computers and smartphones, to the potentially risky activities such as accessing WiFi from somewhere unsafe, the use social networking, online shopping or conducting banking operations.

The cities with the highest risk factors does not necessarily correlate with higher rates of infection from viruses or malware , reflecting the fact that many consumers are taking precautions to keep your data safe.

In the case of Mexico, the study is due to the low number of use of smart phones, broadband speed, internet access, number of computers in use WiFi access points and use of social networks.

“In our analysis of the most dangerous cities in line, we considered a number of factors potentially affecting online safety,” said Bert Sperling, founder and researcher of Sperling’s BestPlaces.

“By observing the habits of consumers, and the data obtained by Norton on cybercrime, we are able to provide a holistic view of the various factors that put a person in a situation of risk,” he said.

Despite having received the second lowest in the region in terms of cybercrime, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is located in the middle of the ranking because the scores on factors related to potentially risky behavior of consumers, the use social networking, Internet and WiFi access.

“In recent years, with growth in the adoption of smartphones, tablets and laptops, as well as the emergence of social networks and applications, life online and offline is mixing in a way never before experienced, ” said Marian Merritt, Internet Security attorney Norton.

Europe is no exception

Norton also announced the top ten European cities “most dangerous” on the internet.The list shows that Manchester, England, is the most dangerous for users, followed by Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We continue to Stockholm, Paris, London, Dublin, Milan, Rome, Barcelona and Berlin.

Given the data provided, Norton gives three tips for users of the network: first use with caution WiFi access points, and second, use strong passwords and unique and, finally, always stay informed.