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WINNERS TAKE ALL: (From right) Velammal students P. Karthikraj, J. Sanjana and R. Anuradha in Singapore recently.
WINNERS TAKE ALL: (From right) Velammal students P. Karthikraj, J. Sanjana and R. Anuradha in Singapore recently.

Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The model of a nano-scale robot designed to treat diseases such as clogged arteries and tumours has fetched the Champions of Champions title for a three-member team from Velammal School at the recently-concluded nanotechnology symposium at Singapore.

P. Karthikraj, R. Anuradha and J. Sanjana came home richer by $ 600. The team had to beat 45 schools to bag the top prize at the `Life Sciences Symposium' organised by the Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).

The students were guided in their project by Vimala Gabriel, Head of Zoology.

According to the students, the nano - scale robot, `Dwarf', could be used to seek out and destroy hostile cancerous tissue embedded in inaccessible sites of the human body.

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