insulin, a vial of hope
On July 30th, 1921, Charles Best and Dr. Frederick Banting, under the direction of Dr. John Macleod, had their first success in using insulin to lower blood sugar in their test subject. This watershed day of discovery led to further experiments, refinements, and collaborations that resulted in the first ever treatment for type 1 diabetes, saving countless lives.
This animation celebrates 100 years of the discovery of insulin, the many discoveries made in the University of Toronto labs since then, and the eureka moments still to come.
Made in collaboration with the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto.
Prof. Michael Wheeler
University of Toronto
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