GOOD NEWS: A group of Indian scientists developed a "thermostable" version of insulin that does not need to be refrigerated. This advance would be a major boon for diabetics around the world, giving them newfound mobility and making it easier for them to store and administer their medication.
- Insulin needs to be stored at around 36–46°F (2–8°C).
- The new thermostable insulin can survive temperatures of up to 65°C — up to 149°F.
- The research was led by scientists at the Bose Institute and the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, along with researchers from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology.
- One of the lead researchers said they want to name the new insulin after Jagadish Chandra Bose, the founder of the Bose Institute.
- Bose was a Bengali scientist and science fiction writer who made major advances in the study of plant physiology.