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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

12 year-old girl devises a computer program to prevent dangerous reaction to medicines

Medical Tablets have different reactions to different peoples, it cures some people but all other may face negative reactions. Until now, the doctors in the field are not able to tell that how the medicine will react to the particular patient but they can now because of the superb invention by a 12-year-old girl.

In Knoxville Tennessee, A 12-year-old girl has made a computer program that can provide the information about how the medicine will react to the particular individual and help doctors to prevent them from the dangerous reaction. This year, Sofia Tomov has reached the finals of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a big competition for the middle school students.

Doctors can use her algorithm in order to select a particular patient and check whether  a particular patient is reactive to the medicine for their routine medical care. the purpose of the program is to identify any genetic changes which could dangerous reaction to the prescribed drugs.

According to the latest reports and figures opposing reaction is the common cause of death in the US.

While explaining her invention on a Facebook page “A Mighty Girl” she explains:

“SO FAR [SCIENTISTS] HAVE NOT FOUND A FEASIBLE SOLUTION BECAUSE THE ALGORITHMS ARE TAKING TOO LONG TO RUN ON A 6 BILLION BASE-LONG GENOME. FOR PATIENTS IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS SUCH AS A HEART ATTACK OR A SEIZURE, THIS IS A HUGE HEALTH RISK.”

Sofia’s ambition is to get a doctorate degree in computer science field, Therefore, she started her own company and stated that a lot of work is waiting before implementing her initiative.

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