UAR interviews Chloe Rackham about her diabetes
We interviewed Chloe just before World Diabetes Day 2010.
The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of insulin in 1920-21 at the University of Toronto is one of the most spectacular examples of the contribution of animal research to medical progress. Many millions of people with diabetes are alive and well as a result -- as are many diabetic dogs. Surgeon Frederick Banting and graduate student Charles Best found that injections of pancreatic cell extracts relieved diabetic symptoms in dogs. The extracts contained insulin, which was then purified using a technique developed in rabbits. Read more on our websites: http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/your_health/insulin_for_diabetes and http://www.animalresearch.info/en/medical/timeline/isolationofinsulin
2010, Animal Experiments, Animal Research, Animal Testing, Chloe Rackham, Diabetes, Insulin