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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02916

100th Anniversary of the First Use of Insulin

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, James Dornan, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Rachael Hamilton, Fiona Hyslop, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, John Mason, Stuart McMillan, Edward Mountain, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Tess White, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament notes the 100th anniversary of the first use of insulin on the 23 January 2022; understands that the discovery of insulin is seen as one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th Century, and that John Macleod, one of three key scientists involved in the discovery, was from Aberdeen; notes what it sees as the important work still taking place 100 years later to help improve the lives of people who have diabetes, with Diabetes UK continuing to support scientists with their research, and hopes that this work can continue to find new life-changing discoveries.