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A Review Paper Concerning the Possibility of Zombies Being Created Naturally

Jonas
Jonas
Jonas is an 18 year-old high schooler from Elmhurst, IL.
High School
York Community High School
Graduation Year
2022
Student review
The most valuable part was the experience and my mentor really helped make my paper sound more professional, and more like a "true" review paper.

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Project description

Jonas decided to find out how much of sci-fi is actually based on science and how much is just fiction. He looked at many different pathogens and determined their future capabilities of mutating and transforming into a "zombie virus." By looking at how a pathogen affects a human, Jonas observed famous pathogens and saw if one could cause cannibalism, transmitted through blood, bites, and aggression. Jonas found that though its theoretically possible, it is statistically impossible for a pathogen to induce zombie-like behavior.

A Review Paper Concerning the Possibility of Zombies Being Created Naturally
Project outcome

Jonas wrote a review paper. He also presented at Polygence's 6th Symposium of Rising Scholars and won the Innovator Award.

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Vivian
Vivian
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Subjects
Other, Biology
Expertise
viruses, parasites, biology, immunology
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