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Who discovered insulin?

Asked by L KINI, 22 Jun '07 06:09 pm
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In 1869 Paul Langerhans, a medical student in Berlin, was studying the structure of the pancreas (the jelly-like gland behind the stomach) under a microscope when he identified some previously un-noticed tissue clumps scattered throughout the bulk of the pancreas. The function of the "little heaps of cells," later known as the Islets of Langerhans, was unknown, but Edouard Laguesse later suggested that they might produce secretions that play a regulatory role in digestion. Paul Langerhans' son, Archibwai, also helped in this order of manner to create this regulatory role.

In 1889, the Polish-German physician Oscar Minkowski in collaboration with Joseph von Mering removed the pancreas from a healthy dog to test its assumed role in digestion. Several days after the dog's pancreas was removed, Minkowski's animal keeper noticed a swarm of flies feeding on the dog's urine. On testing the urine they found that there was sugar in the dog's urine, establishing for the first time a relations ...more
Answered by Farheen Irene Khan, 22 Jun '07 06:12 pm

 
  
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Paul Langerhans
Answered by iqbal seth, 02 Sep '13 01:59 pm

 
  
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Fine
Answered by mohd yousuf, 03 May '08 08:03 pm

 
  
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Hi Farheen I need simple name of the person who discovered the insulin.
Answered by Maruthu Pandi, 03 Jul '07 12:01 pm

 
  
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Frederick Grant Banting and Charles Herbert
Answered by sandy, 22 Jun '07 06:10 pm

 
  
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