An Indian-American teenager has been awarded $25,000 for her research to find a treatment for the coronavirus. Anika Chebrolu, a 14-year-old from Texas, has just won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work on a potential drug to treat COVID-19, reports CNN.
The schoolgirl has developed a molecule that can bind to a certain protein of the coronavirus and prevent it from functioning.
“I developed this molecule that can bind to a certain protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This protein by binding to it it will stop the function of the protein,” the eight-grader was quoted as saying by ABC News.