Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dan David, founder of the Dan David Prize, died today (6 September 2011)

The Dan David Prize annually awards 3 prizes of $1 million each awarded by the Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in the fields of science, technology, culture or social welfare. There are three prize categories - past, present and future. Prize laureates donate 10 percent of their prize money to outstanding doctoral students and researchers in their own field from around the world.

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Science Fair Project Information
Title: AMPK and Cisplatin Resistance
Subject: Medicine
Grade level: High School, Grades 11-12
Academic Level: Advanced
Project Type: Experimental
Cost: High
Awards: Grand Prize Winner, Google Global Science Fair 2011
Affiliation: Google Global Science Fair
Year: 2011
Techniques Used: Flow Cytometry, Microscopy, Western Blotting
Description: Ovarian cancer cells tend sometimes to develop resistance to the drug cisplatin used for chemotherapy. This invetigation provides proof that the enzyme AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) plays a role in the development of resistance to cisplatin.
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/ampkandcisplatinresistance/home