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Recent Discoveries In Biotechnology
Could you tell me what is the significance of recombinant insulin in history of biotechnology development?
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
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
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
Medicine is: Always evolving, so there are discoveries and new insights all the time. It depends what you define as interesting. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Getting worse: If you get a high fever, and/or the pain gets worse, then see a dr. For an exam. ...Read more
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
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
Vcheckit out: See your doc. Many possibilities.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scarring: It probably won't be "bad", but it will be noticeable. ...Read more
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
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