January 24, 2010

Akrit Jaswal: Cancer Cure Kid?

Akrit Jaswal became a legendary figure at the young age of 7, when he was captured on video performing a surgery on his fellow child from the neighborhood, saving her fingers from being fused together due to a severe burn. Ever since then he has been known throughout his country as the "Medical Mozart", an amazing child prodigy sure to have an incredible future in the field of medicine.

Now that he is at the ripe old age of 13 and already in college, Akrit Jaswal says he has many ideas for how he can contribute to the world with new discoveries in medical science, but right now he is most focused on what he believes is a cure for cancer he has almost figured out. He says: "I've developed a concept called oral gene therapy on the basis of my research and my theories...I'm quite dedicated towards working on this mechanism."

Akrit Jaswal explains his possible cancer cure further: "I actually made my discovery when I was eight. I did it by reading books on cancer and getting information from the internet. My cure aims at the modification of malformed genes that cause cancer and their successful repair either by the activation of enzymes or direct modification of genotoxic drugs."

Akrit Jaswal Cancer Cure?

Growing up, Akrit Jaswal says he used to see cancer patients lying on the side of the road because they couldn't afford treatment or hospitals had no space for them. Now, he says he wants to use his intellect and medical expertise to ease their suffering. "[I've been] going to hospitals since the age of 6, so I have seen firsthand people suffering from pain," he says. "I get very sad, and so that's the main motive of my passion about medicine, my passion about cancer..."

Akrit Jaswal Cancer Cure?

Posted at January 24, 2010 6:11 PM