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Calif. teen takes home $100K science prize

Teen from California takes home $100K science prize for research on cancer stem cells By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' A high school student from California has won a $100,000 scholarship for her research on the cancer cells that drive the growth of tumors.

The Siemens Foundation announced the winners of its annual science competition for high school seniors during a ceremony in Washington on Monday. Top individual honors went to Angela Zhang of Cupertino, Calif.

Top team honors went to a pair of students from Oak Ridge, Tenn., for their research using an Xbox360 gaming console to analyze the leg motions involved in walking. Cassee Cain and Ziyuan Liu, both seniors at Oak Ridge High School, will share a $100,000 scholarship.

Six individuals and six teams were competing for awards.

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