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Doctor insights on: Recent Discoveries In Biotechnology

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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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Are there any recent medical discoveries regarding autism?

Are there any recent medical discoveries regarding autism?

Genetics: Some of the most cutting edge research are in genetics. Genetics researchers are honing in on a variety of mechanisms of genetic variance that they believe plays a role in autism. One is gene deletion, and one is gene duplication. Sometimes big chunks of DNA in autistic kids is missing. And sometimes its duplicated compared to their parents. ...Read more

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Are there any interest recent medical discoveries or breakthrough?

Are there any interest recent medical discoveries or breakthrough?

Medicine is: Always evolving, so there are discoveries and new insights all the time. It depends what you define as interesting. ...Read more

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I have a headache recently?

I have a headache recently?

What would you like: To know about your headache? Please ask a specific and clear question so that we can be of help. Can clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Recently, I have had constant strep?

Recently, I have had constant strep?

Strep throat: There are people who are strep 'carriers' (i.e. They are symptomatic most of the time but cultures will remain positive, even after antibiotics. Eradicating these states is indicated to prevent others from getting infected. This often includes, clindamycin. Rifampin, or long term penicillin. Check with your physician. Recurrent strep- avoid others withstrep inf or carrier state. ...Read more

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Why do I feel disorientated recently?

Why do I feel disorientated recently?

MANY REASONS!!: This question is unfortunately way too vague. There are many reasons for feeling disoriented. Medical reasons, medications, insomnia, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, stress, drugs, alcohol. Please speak to your physician who can then ask you questions and help narrow this down then treat. ...Read more

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My recent hemoglobin is 119 is it normal?

My recent hemoglobin is 119 is it normal?

11.9 gm/dL: This is a bit lower than most healthy women, and you being 18 years old and complaining of fatigue may have early iron deficiency; the fatigue begins before the anemia announces itself. Your physician's here to help you. Talk with him/her about this and other possibilities; if you have a filipino thalassemia variant, this may be normal for you. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I've recently concieved?

How can I tell if I've recently concieved?

Pregnancy test: If by conception you mean pregnancy I would recommend a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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How serious are ptc and papilledema recently?

Extremely serious: This needs to be carefully closely monitored by one or more ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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To find out if I've been his patient recently.

Question?: As asked, your question is not understandable, . Please re-ask it and maybe someone can help you. ...Read more

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I recently contracted herpes. Is there a cure?

Herpes: Unfortunately there is no cure. Once you have the virus, it lives in your nervous system and will periodically cause outbreaks which can be treated with prescription antivirals. ...Read more

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Why have I become intolerant to most alcohol recently?

Why have I become intolerant to most alcohol recently?

Liver or stomach: If you develop problems with your liver because of heavy drinking, you will not be able to break down alcohol as well, and will not tolerate the amounts you are you used to drinking. Also if you develop gastritis from the alcohol, you will have pain or nausea when drinking and afterward. See your doctor and get checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recently, I have been in a really bad mood lately, why?

Recently, I have been in a really bad mood lately, why?

Impossible to know: From so little information. It could be seasonal affective disorder due to change in seasons, hormonal changes, problems at work or home, losses in the past around this time of year, illness of a relative, financial stress to name just a few. Speak to a therapist and you can figure this out. ...Read more

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I recently had fem-pop surgery. When will the pain stop?

I recently had fem-pop surgery. When will the pain stop?

Depends: The amount of pain after a fem-pop bypass procedure depends on a lot of factors including extent of surgery (above-knee or below-knee) as well as whether vein was harvested or synthetic graft material was used. As long as you are having incisional pain, it will take several weeks for the pain to slowly improve. If your pain is in the foot or calf you may want to see your surgeon sooner. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: recent travel?

What is the definition or description of: recent travel?

Travel within year: Travel outside of your commlunity exposes you to different illnesses. Let your doctor know if you have traveled outside of your community or country within the last year. This will help your provider care for you. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my most recent CEA level was 2.6?

What do you suggest if my most recent CEA level was 2.6?

Depends on primary: The CEA marker is a fair one that is not specific for cancer. In the presence of a malignancy if it rises, the tumor is not under control. If you are healthy and smoke, the CEA will rise. If one takes an enema the CEA will also rise. One should not have this test unless they have a known malignancy and are using the test for monitoring. ...Read more

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I have a stomachache recently, what should I care about?

I have a stomachache recently, what should I care about?

Getting worse: If you get a high fever, and/or the pain gets worse, then see a dr. For an exam. ...Read more

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I think I have been coughing too much recently what is it?

I think I have been coughing too much recently what is it?

Possible etiologies.: Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm of any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. Each of these has a different treatment so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My dr. Recently said I may have fibromyalgia. What is this?

My dr. Recently said I may have fibromyalgia. What is this?

Syndrome: #fibromyalgia (fm) is constellation of symptoms which have varying intensities of expression in different fm patients: chronic (over 3 months) widespread pain including low back pain, fatigue, foggy mental process, ; restless sleep. Many have associated depression, ibs, ic, endometriosis, migraines, tmj, joint hypermobility syndrome ;, in my opinion, tos. Medical community regards cause unknown. ...Read more

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I've been waking up inthe morning  with headaches recently?

I've been waking up inthe morning  with headaches recently?

Get yourself checked: Doctors worry about early morning headaches. It could be something simple like sinus congestion, but it could also be something really serious like a brain tumor. Please see someone to get this checked. Meanwhile, try sleeping on several pillows just to see if that helps. Oh, and I hope it's obvious you shouldn't be drinking alcohol enough to get daily hangover headaches. Try cutting alcohol. ...Read more

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What could lead to coffee recently losing effectiveness for me?

What could lead to coffee recently losing effectiveness for me?

What does THAT mean?: Caffeine is a drug that stimulates brain cells to function, thus consuming cellular energy, energy that you can ill afford. I would guess that you would get withdrawal headaches if you stop using it. After you go througfh the drug withdrawal your health would improve. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of headaches recently. How do I figure out why?

I have had a lot of headaches recently. How do I figure out why?

Stress?: Stress is a common cause for headaches but there can be other causes which a doctor or neurologist can help you sort out. ...Read more

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Recently had massage and base of neck in pain and feel a knot.?

Recently had massage and base of neck in pain and feel a knot.?

A couple of massages: It may take a time or two to relieve a knot in muscles. If the knot is persistent, taking a look at posture and body mechanics might help. Also, local nerves may be irritated causing the muscle spasm. Be checked by a chiropractor. ...Read more

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Why does endometriosis seem to be discussed more in recent years?

Why does endometriosis seem to be discussed more in recent years?

Desire to Know: There is probably not a specific answer to that question. But there is an increasing tendency for women to want to know more about their own bodies so they search for endometriosis more. Also more and more women are seeking care for pain symptoms (as opposed to ignoring it) and so as part of an evaluation they are more likely to find out. ...Read more