Athene Donald

Physicist and ‘one of Britain’s 100 most powerful women’ (Telegraph) Athene Donald is best-known for her pioneering research into Alzheimer’s disease, hip replacements and prosthetic limbs.

Physicist and ‘one of Britain’s 100 most powerful women’ (Telegraph) Athene Donald is best-known for her pioneering research into Alzheimer’s disease, hip replacements and prosthetic limbs.

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