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John Lounsbury, Managing Editor and Co-founder of Global Economic Intersection, provides comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory services to a small number of families on a fee only basis. He has a background which includes 34 years with a major international corporation, 25... More
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  • High School Kid Discovers Early Stage Cancer Detection Test 2 comments
    Feb 9, 2013 2:34 PM

    Jack Andraka was a 15-year old high school student when he discovered a simple and extremely inexpensive test which detects pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers at a very early stage when they are easily treated with nearly 100% success.

    These cancers, especially pancreatic cancer, have very high mortality rates because they are typically detected in terminal stages.

    Andraka has won an international youth science award for his work.

    If this proves out it is a tremendously big deal, putting Andraka in a category that would include Alexander Fleming and Jonas Salk.

    We have more plus Andraka making a TED presentation at Global Economic Intersection.

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    Incredibly fine and life saving work this youngster has achieved for the entire world.
    There are a lot of red faced professors and medical researchers, at least 199 of them, in their ivory towers, and paneled offices. Thousands more join them here and all across the world.
    This child, Jack Andraka, and Jonas Salk, Fleming, and a few others prove that character, compassion, intelligence,focus, and determination, achieves far more than that induced by the pursuit of money.
    Since the mob controls everything in America, and especially too many of our politicians and regulators, breakthroughs of this dimension are suppressed and discouraged rather than encouraged all for reasons of greed and control of entire industries.
    I did NOT say that all institutions, corporations and manufacturers are mobsters. I say that they are "controlled" by the mob directly or indirectly.
    Took me a long time to understand his pronunciation of the protein "mesothelin", but finally got it after several replays.
    This child is what makes me proud to be an American, in contrast to the mobsters that have taken over everything else, one way or the other.
    Bravo and eternal cheers to Jack Andraka and all outstanding achievers like him.
    May they bloom and prosper and bring our nation to the glorious state that is its promise and destiny.
    Thanks to you, John, and all who had a hand in making this info available to me and all the other readers.
    9 Feb 2013, 07:32 PM Reply Like
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