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Banting

 [ban´ting]
Sir Frederick Grant (1891–1941). Canadian scientist. Born in Allison, Ontario, and educated at the University of Toronto, Banting undertook research on the internal secretion of the pancreas, and in 1921, with Charles Herbert Best, he discovered insulin. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod shared the Nobel prize for medicine in 1923. The Banting Research Foundation was established in 1924, and the Banting Institute was opened in Toronto in 1930. Banting was knighted in 1934.

banting

An ad hoc term coined after William Banting, a Briton who in 1861, at the age of 65, was placed on a diet of lean meat, toast and vegetables by his surgeon; within 2 years he had lost 50 pounds. He then wrote the popular Letter on Corpulence, which advocated consumption of vegetables and loss of weight, at a time when vegetables were not a dietary staple, meat was the centrepiece of a proper meal and obesity was not considered a disease, but rather a mark of social status.
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"It indirectly examines what individuals like Banting had to deal with: things like killing other people in wartime versus their conscience." But it is clear from today's global realpolitik that "any advanced nation needs to maintain a defensive expertise," says Bryden, who was consulted on the creation of the BCDRC before its formal launch in 1990.
Without claiming to have anything like a final answer to these questions, I turn in part three to some of the main conclusions Banting and I reach concerning political agency and political institutions--the changing character of both the combatants and the battlefield--that have cumulatively structured the politics of redistribution in Canada.
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Geralmente, sao acometidos leitoes com menos de cinco meses de idade (O'HARA & SHORTRIDGE, 1966; PLETCHER & BANTING, 1983), mesma faixa etaria dos suinos A e B e dos seis animais que apresentaram a doenca no rebanho estudado.
During the discovery phase, Dr Banting and Charles Best worked to produce and test the drug on dogs.
This was about the same time that Banting began his experiments.
Thus the American public was already familiar with practices disciplining the male body into hegemonic masculinities and it was also alerted to the perils of obesity that befell a culture with an increasingly sedentary life-style, when in 1863 the British undertaker William Banting published A Letter on Corpulence.
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It's like a bomb in an envelope," said Rick Banting, an electrical and mechanical specialist, with North Bay's Workplace Safety North (formerly known as MASHA).
BANTING, Malaysia - Malaysia formally charged a Japanese woman with drug trafficking Wednesday, an offence that carries a mandatory death sentence.
Mike Cooney, Gemma Middleton, Kasmin Cooney and Chris Banting. Above: Doug Mahoney, UK Trade & Investment director for the West Midlands, with guest speaker Dominic Jermey, managing director of UKTI's Sector Group, and Sameena Ali Khan, from ITV Central.