As a child we all learned the story of Banting and Best – the two individuals that discovered insulin and won the Noble Prize. This was truly a brilliant moment in history. But the story isn’t completely as we may remember. Banting first took his idea to Professor John Macleod who gave him funding, a laboratory to test his theories, as well as a lab assistant named Charles Best. In 1923, the Nobel Committee actually decided to award Banting and Macleod the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!