Intel STS finalist finds new flu fighters

Eric Chen has developed a computer simulation to speed up discovery of new influenza drugs

By Bethany Brookshire, 13:49 PM March 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Eric Chen, 17, wants to make sure that fewer people have to suffer through the flu. The senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, Calif., has developed a new computer program to help. His program turned up six candidate compounds that might stop the influenza virus dead in its tracks. This week, Eric described the drugs — and how he found them — at the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.

This yearly competition in Washington, D.C., run by Society for Science & the Public, brings ...

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