The introduction of the new drug brings with it hopes of total and long-lasting pain relief because administering a single compound both stops and soothes existing pain as well as turning off its source.
A new bioplastic, derived mainly from starch, was invented by chemists from the Gdańsk University of Technology. The bioplastic, which is biodegradable, can be used to reduce the problem of plastic waste.
A Polish-born physicist and chemist, Maria became one of the most famous scientists of her time. In 1903 she was awarded the Nobel Prize, and went on to win another just eight years later.