Great-great grandson of Hiram Maxim, machine gun inventor, wins Maine science fair

March 23, 2014 5:16 PM

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BANGOR, Maine — Nine years ago, Dimitri Maxim’s mother, Lefki Michael-Maxim, had a kidney transplant. Since the operation, she has had four biopsies to determine whether her body was rejecting the new kidney. Each time, a piece of the organ was removed.

Dimitri, 16, of Carlisle, Mass., didn’t like seeing his mother suffer, so when he was in eighth grade, he set out to, “develop a simple, rapid and noninvasive test in patients such as my mother.”

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