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    Posted on Sun, Mar. 28, 2004


    Springs junior wins science competition


    Amirah Khan, a junior at Miami Springs High, earned first-place honors at the Florida Junior Academy of Science competition at the University of Central Florida in Orlando on March 13.

    Contestants had to write a professional research paper up to 20 pages long containing an analysis of their projects. They also had to present their projects using either Power Point or slides before a panel of judges.

    Amirah's project was titled ``The Effect of Mutations in the Inhibitory Region of Cardiac Troponin I which cause Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy on the Physiological Function of Cardiac Troponin I.''

    All of the project's research was done at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, under Amirah's mentors, Dr. James Potter and Dr. Aldrin Gomes.
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    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
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