Alice Ball was 23 years old when she devised the method to extract the active principles of the most used treatment against leprosy before the discovery of antibiotics. Unfortunately, her premature death almost had her forgotten. Alice Augusta Ball was born in Seattle in 1892, in a humble but fighting
The music industry moves masses. So, could science reach more people through music? A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology launched a couple of years ago the Biota Beats project, one of the first initiatives to bring science and music together. Lately a lot of effort has
The Black Death is an historical example of infectious disease with a rapid onset, local persistence for more than 4 centuries and eventual extinction due to causes that are not currently understood. Few days ago Nature published an interesting paper that sheds light on the journey through Europe of the
What do Franz Schubert, Emily Brontë and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec have to do with each other? All three died young due to diseases of bacterial origin that today are treated with antibiotics. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Alexander Fleming marked the beginning of the era of antibiotics.
Throughout history we find women scientists with an exceptional career, but who have not received the recognition they deserve. And although society struggles against this difference, it is interesting to know the lives and experiences of important women scientists to prevent history from repeating itself. Today, in honor of the