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)