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New Study Identifies Biomarkers of Suicide in the Human Brain

Columbia University labs recently took part in a groundbreaking study to help explain and hopefully prevent suicide. The project investigated if any biomarkers — physical and measurable substances in the brain — might help explain and, perhaps someday, prevent suicide.

Natasha Kulviwat, 16, conducted the research project. She is a junior in high school who is passionate about suicide prevention work. Kulviwat's work won her the Gordon E. Moore Award for Positive Outcomes for Future Generations and $50,000 for college expenses at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, an international competition for pre-college students organized by the Society for Science.

Click on the story below to read more about Natasha and her work.

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