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Top of the Top 40: Search tool for a cancer cure places first in national science competition

Inspired by his grandmother's battle with cancer, Herbert Mason Hedberg developed a new test that could rapidly identify tumor-fighting compounds. Remarkably, he accomplished this as a high school science project.

Hedberg, 17, of North Attleboro High School in Massachusetts claimed the top prize—a $100,000 scholarship—in this year's Intel Science Talent Search. At an awards banquet in Washington, D.C., on March 16, he and 39 other students received recognition and funding for their further education.

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