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Post  fatbob5 on Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:31 am

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When Indrani Das needed motivation, she left the lab. The 2017 winner of the Regeneron Science Talent Search -- one of the United States' most prestigious science and math competitions -- enrolled in her local ambulance corps as an emergency medical technician. She needed to be close to people: the kind of lives she one day hopes to improve.

"It was this thought that there could be a person at the end of this experiment ... that drove me to continue," she said. Answering 911 calls helped with that.

Das has made headlines for engineering a new way to treat brain injuries and neurological conditions -- essentially finding a method to aid brain neuron survival. The science is complex, but the potential benefits are easy to translate: a better quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's, ALS, strokes and traumatic brain injuries. .....

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/02/health/indrani-das-tomorrows-hero/index.html
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