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.
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.
Only one Canadian has ever received the Nobel Prize for medicine, in 1923. But Canadian discoveries have been essential to stem cell research, gene sequencing and treatments for cancer.