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A single brilliant insight is only part of the story of how diabetes became a manageable disease. Douglas Grundy/Three Lions via Getty Images

Insulin was discovered 100 years ago – but it took a lot more than one scientific breakthrough to get a diabetes treatment to patients

A biomedical engineer explains the basic research that led to the discovery of insulin and its transformation into a lifesaving treatment for millions of people with diabetes.
With the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking at more ways to explore and conduct research from home. (Shutterstock)

DIY labs in homes will spur inventions after the coronavirus pandemic

DIY labs have disrupted industries from alcohol to pharmaceuticals. During the coronavirus pandemic, curious people have more opportunities to innovate from home.
A woman with diabetes monitors her glycemia on the eighth day of a strict lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images

Blood sugar levels may influence vulnerability to coronavirus, and controlling them through conventional means might be protective

What does high blood sugar have to do with vulnerability to COVID-19? And is there a role for the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine in lowering blood sugar in COVID-19 patients?
The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research supported basic and medical research until it was terminated during cuts in government spending in 2011. (Shutterstock)

Alberta had a world-renowned research foundation — reviving it would raise Canada’s profile

Eight years ago, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research was shut down. Revisiting the vision of late Alberta premier Peter Lougheed may help raise Canada’s research profile.
Eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast could help curb cravings for treats later in the day – a simple and powerful strategy not just for those with Type 2 diabetes, but for anyone looking to improve their diet. (Shutterstock)

Forget toast and oatmeal, low-carb breakfasts reduce sugar spikes in those with Type 2 diabetes

New research shows that eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast both reduces sugar spikes in the morning and reduces cravings for sweet foods in the evening, in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Standing up when doing routine things such as talking on the phone can reduce the amount of time a person sits. YoloStock/Shutterstock.com

Can sitting less decrease your risk of heart disease?

Sitting has been maligned in recent years for its role in obesity and diabetes. Now, a recent study in older women suggests that sedentary behavior may also increase heart disease risk.
Canadian Maude Abbott’s discoveries on pediatric heart defects have saved young lives for decades. It’s time she received proper scientific recognition. (Shutterstock)

Maude Abbott: The Canadian scientist who deserved a Nobel prize

Maude Abbott’s discoveries on pediatric heart defects were groundbreaking, saved countless lives and have stood the test of time for more than 80 years. It’s time she received her due credit.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”. Aurelien Forget

We’ve made ‘smart egg-cartons’ to transport cells to cure diabetes

Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.

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