17-year-old invents color-changing sutures to detect infections

I have a rather impressive story for my Make It Through Monday moment today about a 17-year-old young woman in Iowa. Dasia Taylor invented a suture thread that changes color from bright red to dark purple when a surgical wound becomes infected. What a smart idea! She is currently working on a patent for her invention all while applying to college. Yes that's correct, Dasia is a senior at Iowa City West High School. That right there shows you what an inspiring young lady she is and that she's definitely going places. She has already been named one of 40 finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search which is one of the oldest and most prestigious science and math competitions for high school seniors. You can read more on her story at Smithsonianmag.com.

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