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In honour of the women of Buffy: A series of Mighty Girls #1. Brittany Wenger

Hi,

     title is self-explanatory really. Steal away and make these names known. Let's not let any more generations go unacknowledged.



19-year-old Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Florida, the ingenious Mighty Girl who won the 2012 Google Science Fair's Grand Prize for her innovative breast cancer research, was recently invited to address the Royal Society of Medicine in London about using artificial intelligence to teach computers to diagnose cancer. Brittany, who was also honored last December as one of Time's "30 People Under 30 Changing the World," built an artificial neural network to detect patterns in a large database of breast tissue samples, creating a low-cost and highly accurate method for diagnosing breast cancer.

Brittany designed her program while in high school and tested it in 7.6 million trials, determining that it successfully helped doctors detect more than 99% of malignant tumors using a minimally-invasive procedure. She was inspired to work on this project after her cousin was diagnosed with the disease.

Since receiving Google's Grand Prize Award two years ago, this innovative young researcher has continued her efforts to make diagnosing cancer easier, cheaper, and more accurate. She built a custom, cloud-based "artificial neural network" to help diagnose patients with an aggressive form of leukemia called mixed-lineage leukemia or MLL. Brittany, who wants to be a pediatric oncologist and research scientist, recently completed her first year at Duke University.

To read more about Brittany's recent accomplishments on the BBC, visithttp://bbc.in/1hdJF6B or watch a TED talk by Brittany where she explains her award-winning breast cancer research at http://bit.ly/1hlzcDk

To inspire kids with more stories of girls and women in science -- both in fiction and real-life -- visit our "Science / Technology" section athttp://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/science-technology

For hands on science kits and toys to encourage your own Mighty Girl’s interest in science, visit our "Science Toys" section athttp://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-math

And, if your Mighty Girl loves to show off her love of science, visit our science-themed t-shirt section at http://www.amightygirl.com/clothing?clothing_themes=146

19-year-old Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Florida, the ingenious Mighty Girl who won the 2012 Google Science Fair's Grand Prize for her innovative breast cancer research, was recently invited to address the Royal Society of Medicine in London about using artificial intelligence to teach computers to diagnose cancer. Brittany, who was also honored last December as one of Time's "30 People Under 30 Changing the World," built an artificial neural network to detect patterns in a large database of breast tissue samples, creating a low-cost and highly accurate method for diagnosing breast cancer. Brittany designed her program while in high school and tested it in 7.6 million trials, determining that it successfully helped doctors detect more than 99% of malignant tumors using a minimally-invasive procedure. She was inspired to work on this project after her cousin was diagnosed with the disease.Since receiving Google's Grand Prize Award two years ago, this innovative young researcher has continued her efforts to make diagnosing cancer easier, cheaper, and more accurate. She built a custom, cloud-based "artificial neural network" to help diagnose patients with an aggressive form of leukemia called mixed-lineage leukemia or MLL. Brittany, who wants to be a pediatric oncologist and research scientist, recently completed her first year at Duke University.To read more about Brittany's recent accomplishments on the BBC, visit http://bbc.in/1hdJF6B or watch a TED talk by Brittany where she explains her award-winning breast cancer research at http://bit.ly/1hlzcDkTo inspire kids with more stories of girls and women in science -- both in fiction and real-life -- visit our "Science / Technology" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/general-interest/science-technologyFor hands on science kits and toys to encourage your own Mighty Girl’s interest in science, visit our "Science Toys" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/toys/toys-games/science-mathAnd, if your Mighty Girl loves to show off her love of science, visit our science-themed t-shirt section at http://www.amightygirl.com/clothing?clothing_themes=146


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 Ray.

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