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INDIANAPOLIS, July 21 - Eli Lilly and company today announced that it has begun limited testing in healthy human volunteers of biosynthetic human insulin produced by recombinant DNA technology. The company also announced that it has started construction of the world’s first manufacturing facilities—at a cost of $40 million—to employ recombinant DNA technology to produce the biosynthetic human insulin.
1 comment - Jan 1, 2008 -
In November 1924, three years after the discovery of insulin in 1921, six-year-old Gladys Dull began her long life of insulin injections. To our knowledge, she is the longest-living person with diabetes to date.
10 comments - May 29, 2007 -
Regarding your article on the Banting Homestead ("Historic Homestead of Insulin Discoverer May Become Housing Development"), I would like to point out a number of facts that have not received sufficient attention.
0 comments - May 24, 2007 - Not Yet Rated
2007 is in full swing, and we in the diabetes community have much to celebrate. The accomplishments in the realms of government and diabetes advocacy alone are cause enough.
0 comments - Feb 15, 2007 -
The Banting farm, a pilgrimage site for people with diabetes all over the world, is slated for the bulldozer.
0 comments - Feb 1, 2007 -
While someone with type 1 diabetes needs insulin from the beginning of the disease, people with type 2 diabetes have some residual insulin secretion. However, first-phase insulin response-the initial surge of insulin that normally occurs when food is ingested-is lost, resulting in high blood-glucose levels after meals. Nat-ural insulin production also is insufficient to handle insulin resistance.
0 comments - Mar 1, 2002 - Not Yet Rated
At 81 years of age, Eva Saxl has a lifetime of rewarding accomplishments behind her—careers as a writer, teacher, philanthropist and lecturer and a history of living with type 1 diabetes for more than 60 years with no complications.
2 comments - Jan 1, 2002 -
In the October issue of Drug Topic magazine, the isolation of insulin was ranked as one of the top five events in the pharmacy profession for the 20th century.
0 comments - Dec 1, 1999 - Not Yet Rated
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is removing Rezulin from a preferred list of drugs covered under a minority of its health plans. In addition, Aetna U.S. Healthcare says that it also may remove the type 2 diabetes drug from its formulary by the end of the year.
0 comments - Dec 1, 1999 -
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified five new cases of liver failure linked to Rezulin.
0 comments - Sep 1, 1999 - Not Yet Rated
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