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History of insulin

Wednesday 14 November is World Diabetes Day, and so this week our pick takes a look at insulin. Join Rosie Cotter as she explores its history – how it was discovered, became the first protein to be chemically synthesised, grew to be mass-produced, and ultimately changed for ever the management of this disease. 

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