Contest Category : 2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge
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Total votes for the Contest "2020 Student Discovery Zone Challenge" : 53541
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SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring in Wastewater as an Early Warning Signal for COVID-19 Presence in Communities

Presented By Devin Bowes, Arizona State University

The COVID-19 global pandemic caused by the virus Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has highlighted several challenges

47 Votes

Automated physiological analysis of Engineered Heart Tissues from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Presented by Eli Lefkowitz, Catalina Foothills High School

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for one in every four deaths. To understand these deaths, cardiomyocytes can be generated from

591 Votes

An R-Shiny app for trait data processing

Presented by Prasiddhi Gyawali, Sonoran Science Academy – Tucson

The Functional Trait Resource for Environmental Studies (FuTRES) project works with vertebrate trait data from individuals intending to make data more accessible and interoperable.

9872 Votes

Shaun Karakkattu, Basis High School, Mesa, AZ

Inhibiting the Proliferation of Patient-Derived Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) cells by activating Estrogen Receptor beta using estradiol and IGF-1

 

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive and common type of primary brain tumor.

14223 Votes

Aris Zhu, Hamilton High School, Chandler, Arizona

CASA: A Novel Intracanal Medicament for Endodontic Infections

Currently, calcium hydroxide (CaOH) is used as an intracanal medicament to treat root canal infections. However, CaOH paste is ineffective against persistent bacteria Enterococcus faecalis

39 Votes

Nikita Kumari, Arizona State University (Graduate Student)

Diving Deep into the Red: Novel Cyanine Dyes for Super-Resolution Imaging

Fluorescent probes help biologists illuminate the inner workings of cancer cells. In this work, we study the photophysical properties of a novel

42 Votes

Elizabeth Fear, Horizon Honors High School (research conducted at the University of Arizona)

Effect of Hydration on Rhodopsin Activation

Rhodopsin, responsible for vision under dim light, is a prominent member of the G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) protein class which is

114 Votes

Swapnika Raola, University of Southern California (Undergraduate Student)

End-point PCR Analysis Using Capillary Flow as an Alternative to Gel Electrophoresis

We are finding a faster alternative to gel electrophoresis for template DNA identification. Using the same primer, bacteria strains Escherichia

165 Votes

Hersh Nanda, BASIS Chandler/ASU Science Program (High School Student)

An innovative polydimethylsiloxane microfluidic biosensing platform for rapid detection of viruses

The objective of this research project was to develop an innovative procedure for the fabrication of a versatile PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane)

56 Votes
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