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WHS sophomore Prithwis Mukhopadhyay conducted 1,000 hours of research for his project at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center at the University of Illinois -Chicago. Submitted photo

Student on a path to find cancer cure


Researchers are slowly taking steps towards solving the mystery of cancer. One youthful scientist, Prithwis Mukhopadhyay, a tenth grade student at Woodbury High School, has joined the fight.

Mukhopadhyay will be presenting his award-winning science fair project, which outlines the cancerous effects a food additive has, at the Intel International Science Engineering Fair from May 10-15 in Reno, Nev.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.