On 11th January 1922, Insulin was used for the every first time to treat diabetes in a human patient. Frederick Banting, a Canadian scientist, was awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for proving that insulin regulates blood sugar in humans.
Amazon hadn't made a profit in the first six years of operation. Launched in 1994, the company showed profit in the books only in the last quarter of 2001. [more...]