HCTC student takes third at Maine State Science Fair

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ELLSWORTH — Bridge Academy Maine student Riley Grindle, a senior at Ellsworth High School, is in the biomedical research support program at Hancock County Technical Center.

He placed third at the Maine State Science Fair on March 23 in the biomedical and health sciences competition, showcasing his project “2DG or Not 2DG.”

The 2019 Maine State Science Fair took place at Bowdoin College and welcomed all students in grades 9-12.

The event is organized by The Jackson Laboratory and the Reach Center, providing an opportunity for students to express their interests in science in an innovative way.

Grindle’s research hypothesizes improvements to current tumor studies and provides insight on how 2DG affects the immune system as a chemotherapy.

The research he collected showed that a combination containing 2DG is more efficient than the standard care treatments of leukemia and can offer less harmful effects to the immune system.

Grindle plans to attend the University of Maine next year to continue his education in cellular biology.

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