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Insulin

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Bridget Kendall recounts the story of the discovery and development of insulin - a tale full of twists and turns, Nobel prizes and fierce rivalries. Scientists in the late 19th century established the connection between the pancreas and diabetes, isolated the hormone insulin, and even patented the extract that lowered blood sugar. However, it was not until a Canadian team published results in 1922 of their attempts to inject insulin into a patient that diabetes was transformed from a fatal condition to a manageable one

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