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Luke Taylor, 15 from Cape Town, South Africa, has developed a platform that translates English into computer code, which in turn directs a prototype robot that receives the translation and conducts the corresponding action. For example, tell the robot to move forward and backwards, and it will do it. It can also do more complicated tasks like pouring a glass of water.
Luke suggests that these robots could be used in hospitals in South Africa, particularly in remote areas, where there are less staff to treat patients.
Michelle Guo, 15 from Bergen County, N.J., has been studying how insulin sensitizers affects the brains of Alzheimer's patients. In particular, Guo has been looking at cinnamon, which she has found caused untreated cells to produce twice the amount of β-amyloid, a plaque found in the brains of these patients.