Anika Chebrolu is only 14 years old and is well known in American research circles. Anika is an 8th grader at a high school in Texas and has developed a molecule that attaches to a specific SARS-CoV-2 virus protein and prevents it from acting. Digi 24.

At first, the young woman’s project was aimed at fighting the flu, but she adapted it to the global needs of the fight against SARS-CoV-2. He used several computer simulated models to identify the molecule capable of blocking the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

“We developed this molecule that attaches to a certain SARS-VOC 2 virus protein and blocks its functioning. My grandfather, when I was younger, always guided me to science. He was a chemistry teacher and constantly talked to me about the periodic table of elements. By learning all these things about science, I came to love it over time “, explained Anika Chebrolu.

The young woman comes from a family of Indian origin. She was awarded $ 25,000 for her discovery.

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