Diabetes Mellitus Challenges for the Future

  • B. R. Boshell
  • B. S. Trippe
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 124)


Diabetes mellitus remains an enigma in many ways in spite of the tremendous amount of research and writing that has occurred regarding this condition during the past 50 years. Nobel prizes have been awarded to Banting and Best (1922) for the discovery of insulin, Houssay (1937) for his pituitary investigations which spotlighted the extrapancreatic aspects of diabetes, to Sanger (1959) and colleagues for elucidating the amino acid structure of insulin, and to Sutherland and Rall (1958) for their classic studies in hormone action as manifest by changes in cyclic AMP.


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  • B. R. Boshell
    • 1
  • B. S. Trippe
    • 1
  1. 1.Diabetes Research and Education Hospital, Div. of EndocrinologyUniversity of Alabama School of MedicineBirminghamUSA

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