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۱۶-year-old girl wins Google Science Fair with a cheaper and faster Ebola test

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16-year-old girl wins Google Science Fair with a cheaper and faster Ebola test

Olivia Hallisey, a 16-year-old student at Greenwich High School, Connecticut (USA) was awarded $ 50,000 in scholarship funding at the 2015 Google Science Fair. Hallisey developed a test that detects the Ebola virus more quickly and economically than the existing exams created by the pharmaceutical industry.

[Image source: Google Hangout]

Due to the virus outbreak last year, which began in Africa and spread to Europe and the United States, a test was developed that revealed the result within 24 hours. This current method, however, requires a specialized medical team, costs thousands of dollars and needs to be kept refrigerated from manufacture to use; these conditions were quite unfeasible for poor or developing countries.

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