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Featured Stories

August 6, 2019

Kareem King – Brush High School valedictorian accepted to 20 colleges, receives scholarship to Harvard

Young Scientist Foundation alum, Kareem King, who worked in the DiFeo Lab at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio has been accepted to Harvard University on a full academic scholarship. Kareem was valedictorian of his school with a 4.6 grade point average, played violin for the school’s orchestra, is […]
August 6, 2019

Ava Thomas – Gilmour Academy Catalyst Publication Award

Young Scientist Foundation alum, Ava Thomas, receives the Gilmour Academy Catalyst Publication Award for her paper Direct Aactivation Of PP2A For The Treatment Of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor–Resistent Lung Adenocarcinoma To read the full paper click here.
June 30, 2017

YSF Students and Board Member Goutham Narla Discover Prototype for Lung Cancer Tumors

Researchers found that lung cancer tumors were prevented from developing in mice using a novel small molecule that directly activates a tumor suppressor protein, according to an article published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Cells are constantly turning proteins on and off via molecular switches, phosphate molecules, that have become common drug […]