Open Access leads to medical breakthrough

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Right to Research Coalition, the student initiative of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), has posted an interview with 16-year-old Jack Andraka,   Jack used Open Access research to create a groundbreaking test to diagnose pancreatic cancer.  According to the article,  "Jack’s test costs $0.03 and takes 5 minutes to run with nearly 100% accuracy so far, making it 26,667 times cheaper, 168 times faster, and 400 times more sensitive than the current test commonly used for pancreatic cancer."

Read the article and watch the interview:  "16-year-old Touts Role of Open Access in Breakthrough Cancer Diagnostic"

  • Ada Emmett
    Director, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Josh Bolick
    Scholarly Communication Librarian
    Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, KU Libraries
  • Marianne Reed
    Digital Initiatives Coordinator
    Digital Initiatives & Discovery Services, KU Libraries
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