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.
How a seaweed extract could help treat type 1 diabetes.
DIY labs have disrupted industries from alcohol to pharmaceuticals. During the coronavirus pandemic, curious people have more opportunities to innovate from home.
We’ve known for some time type 2 diabetes causes a range of health complications, like heart disease. But now we’re starting to see people with diabetes are more likely to get cancer and dementia too.
Millions of lives could be saved with this simple drug combination.
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?
An estimated £300m worth of medicine goes unused in the UK every year. But is it safe to take drugs past their expiry date?
Drug prices for many life-saving drugs have skyrocketed in recent years. The reasons may surprise you.
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.
World Diabetes Day provides an opportunity to look at the messaging around Walmart insulin, touted as a solution to soaring insulin prices. Cheaper insulins may not work as well for many people.
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.
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.
A key part of preventing secondary medical problems from diabetes involves glucose monitoring. For National Diabetes Month, a researcher describes her work on a self-powered monitor.
Small-batch brewers are starting to tinker with biologic drugs to meet their own medical needs. A side effect of their success would be a disruption to how big pharma makes and distributes drugs.
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.
Alzheimer’s drug development tends to focus on protein aggregates in the brain. Perhaps that’s why they’ve all failed.
The days when health messages focus only on exercise that gets us out of breath could be coming to an end.
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.
A new study suggests that high blood-sugar levels are an effect rather than a cause of type 2 diabetes.
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.