3 Indian-origin teens among Time Magazine’s 25 most influential


Team Udayavani, Dec 22, 2018, 11:18 AM IST

Houston: Three Indian-origin students have been named among the 25 most influential teens of 2018 by Time magazine for making a mark across numerous fields.

Indian-American Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and British-Indian Amika George are among the group who have become an inspiration for youngsters across the world.

Rishabh Jain, who is in eighth standard and lives in Oregon, has developed an algorithm that can possibly be a cure to pancreatic cancer. The 14-year-old developed a software tool that, during simulations, was shown to help doctors zero in on the pancreas more accurately, ideally improving treatments, according to Time magazine.

18-year-old Kavya Kopparapu is a freshman at the Harvard University. She developed a deep-learning computer system that can scan slides of tissue from brain cancer patients looking for differences in density, colour, texture and cellular alignment that are unique to that particular person’s case.

She developed the system after learning how the survival rate of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, has not improved since the past 30 years.

According to Time magazine, her goal is “to develop targeted therapies that are also unique to the person.”

Amika George, a 19-year-old, aims to convince policymakers to end “period poverty,” as she calls it, by funding the distribution of menstrual products to girls and women who cannot afford them.

“It really upsets me,” she tells the magazine on learning that many girls in the UK were routinely missing school during their periods because they could not afford to buy menstrual products.

“The government knew this was happening on their watch, but they were refusing to find a solution,” she said.

She launched the #FreePeriods campaign as a response, gathering nearly 200,000 signatures on her petition to help eradicate period poverty. The movement eventually garnered the support of over a dozen UK policymakers, galvanising the government to allocate funds to the issue for the first time.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Actor Swara Bhasker receives death threat; Mumbai cops launch probe

AIMIM suffers big blow in Bihar, 4 out of 5 MLAs join RJD

Udaipur murderer has links with Pak-based Dawat-e-Islami, visited Karachi in 2014: DGP

Amid bid to project Siddaramaiah for CM post, DKShi supporters favour collective leadership

MP: Five-year-old falls into borewell in Chhatarpur; rescue operations underway

Maha: Fire erupts at chemical factory in Palghar; no casualties

Employee receives 286 times more salary, goes missing


Related Articles More

In a first, French parliament elects woman as its speaker

Biden, NATO to beef up force posture amid Russian aggression

Russia bans Biden’s wife, daughter from entry

Regrettable that still no agreement on Constitutional basis for holding elections in Libya: India

48 migrants die after trailer abandoned in Texas heat

MUST WATCH

Theft of clothing at banahatti

City Police Commissioner N Shashikumar at Chitradurga Fort

Bride breaks down after receiving wax statue of her late father as a gift. Video divides Internet

Eirthquake in Sullya and madikeri

House Caught Fire at Kumta


Latest Additions

Actor Swara Bhasker receives death threat; Mumbai cops launch probe

AIMIM suffers big blow in Bihar, 4 out of 5 MLAs join RJD

Udaipur murderer has links with Pak-based Dawat-e-Islami, visited Karachi in 2014: DGP

Stocks halt 4-day winning run, Sensex down 150 pts on weak global markets

Amid bid to project Siddaramaiah for CM post, DKShi supporters favour collective leadership

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.