Teen gets award

A Singapore-born teenager who recently moved to Canada won a national science award Tuesday for her groundbreaking work on the anti-aging properties of tree pulp, officials said.


Janelle Tam, 16, won the $5,000 award in the 2012 Sanofi (IW 1000/92) BioGENEius Challenge Canada for showing that cellulose, the woody material found in trees that enables them to stand, also acts as a potent antioxidant.

"Her super antioxidant compound could one day help improve health and anti-aging products by neutralizing more of the harmful free-radicals found in the body," Bioscience Education Canada said in a statement.

(Source: http://www.industryweek.com/ and Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2012)

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