Welcome to Smeddum's Hotpotch -On sick leave -Glasgow poet and mental health activist's daily journey into the marvels of the internet with an eye to magical realism and the most cutting edge changes in the major spheres of human activity.
The loss of a penis, whether from cancer, accident or war injury, is emotionally traumatic, affecting urination, sexual intimacy and the ability to conceive a child. Many patients suffer in silence because of the stigma their injuries sometimes carry.
We may have a new weapon in our fight against the rising tide of plastic pollution – and it was discovered by accident. By studying the structure of an existing enzyme previously found to be useful at digesting plastic, researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a mutant version that works even more effectively.