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The Past And Present Treatment Methods Of Type II Diabetes
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The Past And Present Treatment Methods Of Type II Diabetes

For those who know or don't know Type II Diabetes is a disease that is onset by inheritance and lifestyle. For a typical individual who has this condition, the amount of insulin produced by the pancreas cannot breakdown the concentration of glucose consumed during any meal and therefore causes unstable levels of insulin. However, pharmaceutical drug companies and biotech companies have come a far way from the old method of creating dosages of insulin to inject into patients.

The old method of synthesizing insulin was effective enough for patients ten years ago when researchers and medical professionals used slaughtered cows as a source of insulin. After purifying, bottling, and selling the insulin to distributors, these professionals thought of a more efficient and cheaper alternative. However, using cow insulin was not as effective because the compatibility was not as well as the genius who revolutionized one field of science that helped so many other fields of science.

Kary Mullis, the brilliant innovator of Polymerase Chain Reaction caused a cascade of inventions and discoveries to field of research and development. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a technique that creates fragments of DNA in small tubes by amplifying the specific genes given. So now that we have PCR, how can we use the it? We can find the gene that codes for human insulin and insert it into the PCR machine that grows the gene and then insert that grown gene into blank cells where then these blank cells can grow and grow until they are ready to be used as a treatment. Although this is a small application of PCR, the main uses of PCR are in two areas which are to detect infectious disease organisms, and then detection of variations and gene mutations. With the convenience of PCR, other diseases such as AIDS can be detected weeks before the traditional method of detecting AIDS.

Inventions such as PCR has caused such a tremendous revolutionary difference to today's modern world of medical technology and health care. It is important to note that although Type II Diabetes is brought on by choice of lifestyle and genetics that the research to improve health conditions are constantly improving and creating better more efficient methods for the future to come. In no time there will be more breakthroughs that will provide healthier solutions to aid the typical individual who suffers any health condition from Type II Diabetes to AIDS.


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