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Copper or Coincidence?

Student: Karleigh Turnbull

District/Region: Chignecto Central Region

Event: 2007 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Karleigh is a student at Pictou Academy - Dr. T. McCulloch School and her project studied whether an increase in copper in the brain could improve an organism's ability to learn and remember.

Fruit flies were the test specimen and classical conditioning was used to test memory and learning ability after increasing their copper intake. It was found that an increase in copper can strengthen an organism's ability to learn and remember.

Karleigh earned a Silver Medal in Life Sciences and scholarships to the University of British Columbia, Western and Dalhousie for her project at the 2007 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Truro. Karleigh is a young Nova Scotian celebrating science and discovery. Congratulations Karleigh!



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