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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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I am a 13 year old grade 8 student. My life has been filled with amazing experiences such as receiving the Junior Citizen of the Year Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, being a TVO Super-Citizen and being the student mayor of Barrie. The two most memorable experiences in my life have been a 3 month trip to India which included volunteering in a rural hospital for 10 weeks and the 2011 CWSF in Toronto. I maintain an A+ academic average in the gifted program and First Class Honours with Distinction at the Royal Conservatory of Music for piano. I also enjoy being a member of the Ontario Education Minister's Student Advisory Council, reading, playing the flute, being on debate teams, public speaking, skiing and playing on several sports teams.

Maya Burhanpurkar

Uncovering the Cardiac and Gastrointestinal Safety of Two Amyloid-ß Inhibitors
Region:Simcoe County
City:Shanty Bay, ON
School:Codrington P.S.
Abstract:The cardiac and gastrointestinal biosafety of two promising Alzheimer’s drugs was assessed through a novel set of in-vivo and in-vitro assays in which Alpha Lipoic Acid and Melatonin were tested on Daphnia magna and Lactobacillus acidophilus. It was discovered that both are cardio-protective and Alpha Lipoic Acid is gastrointestinally toxic. These findings will impact the treatment of Alzheimer’s populations sensitive to cardiac and gastrointestinal insults.

Awards Value
The Actuarial Foundation of Canada Award
Challenge Award - Discovery
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Excellence Award - Junior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
$1 500.00
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Platinum Award - Best Junior Project
Sponsor: Research In Motion
$5 000.00
Total$11 500.00