Lexington teen makes research breakthrough in UK biology lab

Clara de Castro, 17, has made a significant scientific discovery in a University of Kentucky lab.
 
A junior at Sayre School, de Castro has been working in Dr. Robin Cooper's UK lab, mostly on evenings and weekends, dissecting fruit flies.
 
Through her work she has developed a new technique that enables researchers to study the effects that drugs have on the hearts of Drosophila, the genus of small flies often called fruit flies.
 
 
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