Web edition: May 23, 2012
A new type of sensor that looks for a certain chemical in blood could help doctors quickly and easily detect one of the deadliest forms of cancer. The device so impressed the judges at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair that it won the $75,000 top prize, awarded on May 18. For more in-depth stories focusing on this and five other research projects shown during the competition, visit the Science News for Kids website here (insert hotlink). The site also includes a story on the other winning projects that took home major cash awards. Intel-ISEF is a program funded by the Intel Foundation and run by Society for Science & the Public (which publishes Science News for Kids).