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Addiction Science Fair Winners 2014: Aakash Jain

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Published on Aug 20, 2014

Winners of the 2014 ISEF Addiction Science Award present their research and some helpful advice on working in the field of science. The awards are coordinated by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDA's mission.

The second place distinction went to Aakash Jain, a high school senior at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix. His project, Computational Analysis of the GABA(A) Receptor, used computational and statistical techniques to provide insight into the three-dimensional structure of the GABA(A) receptor – which is believed to be involved in various disease conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and addiction. After developing his model, Jain then screened approximately 2,500 drugs to determine if their structure would be a tight fit for the GABA(A) receptor. Through this process, Jain was able to identify several compounds that deserved further research into their possible clinical applications.

You can also check out the NIDA Press Release for more information:
http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/...


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