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He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing

We've been diagnosing this disease ineffectively for decades. One teenager is working to change that.

He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing
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Meet Jack. When Jack Andraka (who, by the way, is a teenager) was first trying to find a space to do his research on pancreatic cancer, many laboratories turned him down. Why? Because no one had time to entertain what they saw as the silly notions of a teenage boy. Nobody believed that a mere teen could come up with a better diagnostic test for the cancer than the one that's been the medical standard for decades. And to be honest, I didn't really believe it either at first.

But spoiler alert: Yep, he's totally doin' it.


Pretty neat, huh? If you're as wowed by this kid as I am, consider sharing his story with your friends using the buttons below.

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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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