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Jack Andraka

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Oigamos la Respuesta-14 abril 2020. Marea alcalina, ciempies, dónde termina el mundo, Jack Andraka, sembradíos

Oigamos la Respuesta-ICECU

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27mins

14 Apr 2020

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92. Inexpensive Early Detection of Cancer Through Biosensors and Nanorobots with Jack Andraka

Get Yourself Optimized

Today our conversation is with Jack Andraka about his love of science, how persistence paid off for him, and about the future of medicine. Prepare to be charmed by the 20-year-old wunderkind, who was only 15 years old when he invented groundbreaking cancer-detecting technology. Jack is also the author of the book Breakthrough, on the faculty at Silicon Valley’s Singularity University, a TED speaker, and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. Listen in to this thought provoking episode. Find Out More About Jack Here: jackandraka.com@jackandraka on TwitterJack Andraka on InstagramJack Andraka on Facebook In This Episode: [01:35] - What spurred Jack’s discovery, and how was he able to pull it off as a teenager? [02:21] - Jack explains his invention in more detail. [03:17] - Because it takes a while to get medical technology on the market, Jack’s invention isn’t yet fully in use. [03:53] - There are several other tests currently under development, but Jack hasn’t heard of any that can detect cancer as early and accurately as his. [04:41] - Jack talks more about the process of developing his invention and finding a lab and mentor. He then describes going through the interview process at the lab, as well as how the funding worked. [07:51] - Jack discusses the Intel ISEF, in terms of what it is as well as his own experience there. [09:37] - We hear about Jack’s experience speaking at TED. [10:33] - Jack talks about Singularity University, which he describes as “probably one of the coolest places in all of Silicon Valley.” [12:56] - Jack shares some stories about his at-home experiences with science and the experiments he’s done with his brother -- including the time he accidentally gave his family food poisoning, and the fact that he and his brother got his mom onto the FBI watch list. [17:30] - Stephan shares a quote by George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” [18:37] - We learn more about nanorobots, what they are, and what they can do. [21:47] - What is CRISPR, and how is it being used? In his answer, Jack explores just how incredibly powerful this tool is. [25:15] - Stephan brings up the functions of genes, which Jack then explains in his own words, clarifying how DNA works. [28:16] - Jack touches on the ethical debate over whether we should have “designer babies” by modifying an embryo’s DNA. [30:13] - Are we able to connect these nanorobots to the internet, in the sense of the Internet of Things? [31:36] - We return to biosensors, with Jack talking about the project he’s working on right now that can test for biocontamination. [34:01] - Jack talks about how his technology can be expanded to various diseases. [34:37] - Why did Jack choose Tanzania as the place to launch his test? [35:57] - Jack explores how his technology dovetails with water filtration systems and helps people lift themselves out of poverty. [36:59] - Jack describes a big current trend in disease diagnostics for moving from symptom-based diagnostics toward molecular-based diagnostics. [39:53] - Stephan and Jack talk about what the term “proteomic” means. [40:28] - Why does Jack’s biosensor work with pancreatic, lung, and ovarian cancer, but not with breast cancer, for example? [42:35] - Jack gives a loose timeline for when he hopes his biomarker panels will be generally available. [43:34] - Is the test available outside the USA, where the FDA regulations don’t apply? [44:36] - Jack discusses the other research he’s working on, then explains how he got the idea for the topic. [48:14] - Beyond what has already been discussed, where does Jack see the future of medicine heading? [49:32] - Jack discusses whether surgical skills will still be relevant in ten years, or whether it will become the realm of robots by then. [50:55] - Where can people find out more about Jack? He suggests his website or his Twitter. Links and Resources: jackandraka.com@jackandraka on TwitterJack Andraka on InstagramJack Andraka on FacebookIntel ISEFBreakthrough Singularity UniversityNational Geographic Emerging ExploreCarbon nanotubesDr. Anirban MaitraClinton Global InitiativeTEDE.coliCholeraGeorge Bernard ShawNanorobots CRISPRHuntington’s RNADNACystic fibrosisBRCA mutationInternet of ThingsBiosensorsBiocontamination GenomicsProteonicsBiomarker MucinsMesothelinEconometrics Freakonomics Ebola

52mins

25 May 2017

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Jack Andraka on his Breakthrough and Changing the World

Singularity.FM

The first time I interviewed Jack Andraka he was the youngest guest ever on my podcast. At 16 he already had a mind-blowing list of science awards and inventions, the most notable of which was his nanotechnology-based pancreatic cancer test. So when I discovered that Jack will be speaking at Canada’s best annual conference – […]

35mins

24 Jul 2015

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Special Encore Presentation: Innovation Happens Part 3- A Conversation with Jack Andraka

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

In this third installment of the Innovation Happens series, host Kim Thiboldeaux takes a look at an unexpected route to innovation by talking to teen inventor Jack Andraka. Jack was just fifteen years old when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. His groundbreaking work has earned him international recognition, most notably the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award and the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award. Jack was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. Jack is now a seventeen year old high school senior and hasn’t slowed down a bit.

58mins

23 Jun 2015

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Innovation Happens (Part 3)- A Conversation with Jack Andraka

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

In this third installment of the Innovation Happens series, host Kim Thiboldeaux takes a look at an unexpected route to innovation by talking to teen inventor Jack Andraka. Jack was just fifteen years old when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. His groundbreaking work has earned him international recognition, most notably the 2012 Intel ISEF Gordon Moore Award and the 2012 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award. Jack was First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal guest at the 2013 State of the Union Address. Jack is now a seventeen year old high school senior and hasn’t slowed down a bit.

58mins

7 Apr 2015

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Jack Andraka: Groundbreaking Cancer Detection Invented by 15 yr old [Inspiration]

INspired INsider Podcast

Jack Andraka is an inventor, scientist and cancer researcher. He is the recipient of many awards for his revolutionary work in developing a rapid and inexpensive method to detect early stage pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer. His test is 168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard  and did I mention he was 15 when he created it. He has been honored at the white house, featured on 60min, and speaks all over the world. FUll VIDEO here>> http://www.inspiredinsider.com/jack-andraka-interview

26mins

8 May 2014

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EduAllStars Session 12 - Jack Andraka

EduAllStars

Jack Andraka is a Maryland high school sophomore who at age 15 invented an inexpensive and sensitive dipstick-like sensor for the rapid and early detection of pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. This invention earned him the grand prize $75,000 Gordon E. Moore award at the 2012 ISEF Awards. He has formed his own company and been on countless radio, newspaper, television, and magazine interviews. He is also a TED and TEDx Speaker and winner of Smithsonian American Ingenuity Youth Award and most recently selected as a White House Champion of Change.

45mins

26 Aug 2013

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Miracle Whiz Kid Jack Andraka: The Internet Is Not A Distraction

Singularity.FM

Jack Andraka is the miracle whiz kid that came up with a totally unique pancreatic cancer detection test that takes 5 minutes to administer, costs 3 cents, is non-invasive, has been 100% accurate in blind trials, is 168 times faster, and 26,000 times cheaper than the current gold standard. During my Singularity 1 on 1 […]

29mins

12 Jan 2013