Monthly Archives: June 2016

Sketches of Significant Women: Alice Ball

image source Alice Ball was a scientific pioneer whose achievements were buried until relatively recently. Despite her very short life (she died aged 24), Alice discovered the first effective treatment for leprosy by extracting the active ingredient from the Chaulmoogra … Continue reading

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Sketches of Significant Women: Marie Curie

image source Who better to kick off the science series of SSW than Marie Curie? A figure-head of women in science, not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, but was the first (and only) women … Continue reading

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