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Doctor insights on: Examples Of Biotechnology Products

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Could you tell me what is the significance of recombinant insulin in history of biotechnology development?

Could you tell me what is the significance of recombinant insulin in history of biotechnology development?

A remarkable first: Hi. Recombinant human insulin was the first recombinant human protein to become clinically available. Since then, an explosion in the biologicals field! ...Read more

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How to think about using genetically-modified bacteria (biotechnology) to fight cancer at johns hopkins.?

How to think about using genetically-modified bacteria (biotechnology) to fight cancer at johns hopkins.?

Be grateful: Biotechnology is the basis of much of modern medicine. All the scare claims, the vile language ("Nazi science! Tinkering with nature!") has come to absolutely nothing. When the benefits of gene work in human health became so obvious, the scaremongers switched their attacks to agriculture instead. You need to stop reading scare blogs and be grateful for the amazing new treatments we have today. ...Read more

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This is a scientific question: can breast milk be geneticly produced using biotechnology and molecular biology?

This is a scientific question: can breast milk be geneticly produced using biotechnology and molecular biology?

No: There are products of living systems in breast milk like immunoglobulin a that can not be replicated synthetically.The easy absorption of various nutrients in breast milk has also never been replicated in more than 3 decades of breast milk research. ...Read more

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Can you tell me an example of a discovery, product, or innovation since 1900 that proved to be bad science, untrue, etc?

Loaded question: I would say, in general, as things were discovered or advised they were done so in the time that the evidence and prevailing consensus was positive for that particular product, etc. Over time, as is common (or should be) in science, new information comes about and this is incorporated into what we know and a true scientist is not afraid to adapt, change or even renounce a formerly held belief. ...Read more

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Can u give me an example of OTC product cleanser contain benoxyl peroxide for pimples in my face?

Can u give me an example of OTC product cleanser contain benoxyl peroxide for pimples in my face?

Lots of choices.: There are literally hundreds of benzoyl peroxide products, and at least have of them are cleansers. Panoxyl, topix, clean & clear, neutrogena...The list is endless. In addition you should also get a benzoyl peroxide cream or gel to apply twice a day. And be aware that benzoyl peroxide is a bleaching agent - so don't get it on your clothes, or you'll have permanent white spots! ...Read more

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Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

Is it possible that Zantac, being a histamine blocker, could cause higher histamine production when coming off of it, resulting in development of allergies? For example consuming diet soda can result in insulin spikes in some cases, possibly leading to di

No: Zantac (ranitidine) is a histamine 2 receptor reverse agonist and would not significantly affect histamine production.when withdrawn. There is a theoretical possibility that Zantac (ranitidine) itself may lead to more histamine release by blocking the histamine 2 receptor(which acts as a feedback switch) but this has not been clinically a significant issue. ...Read more