Essays Tagged: "Insulin"

Biotechnology

logy has made it possible for the cheap and plentiful production of such disease-fighting agents as insulin and interferon; numerous people have been able to live longer and healthier lives. Its promi ...

(3 pages) 203 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Treating Diabetes with Transplanted Cells

produced in Islets of Langerhans, was not being produced in diabetes patients. This hormone, called insulin, enables other cells to take up sugar glucose from the blood for energy. Diabetes patients w ... her cells to take up sugar glucose from the blood for energy. Diabetes patients who were not making insulin had glucose from food accumulating in the blood while other tissues were starving. Their are ...

(5 pages) 66 0 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Textbook picture on Diabetic Ketoacidosis.

e made when your body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. This occurs when there is not enough insulin. It usually occurs in patients with Type 1 diabetes, but can develop in patients with Type 2 ... eviously unrecognized Type 1 diabetes. Most commonly it develops in patients who fail to take their insulin or who do not receive extra insulin during stress (infection, heart attack, surgery). A comm ...

(1 pages) 61 0 3.9 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Steroid and non-steroid hormones differ in how they affect target cells. Describe the mechanisms involved using specific examples of each. How is it that hormones affect some cells and not others?

, estrogen, and testosterone. Non-steroid hormones include choleckystokinin, epinephrine, dopamine, insulin, norepinephrine, serotonin, and vasopressin.Steroid hormones, like estrogen, directly affect ... . In the case of estrogen, the ovaries are stimulated to produce eggs.Non-steroid hormones, such as insulin, cannot diffuse through plasma membrane. These hormones influence cytoplasmic activities thr ...

(1 pages) 25112 2 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Aicardi Syndrome: a rare yet intimidating X-linked genetic disorder.

they were also able to discover the cure and treatment for many unknown diseases in the past. From insulin, to treatment of cancer, to coding of the DNA, doctors seem to be able to remedy anything. Y ...

(12 pages) 60 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes.

high blood glucose levels, causedby an improper functioning of the pancreas. The pancreas produces insulin which allowsour body's cells to absorb glucose ( a form of sugar) to be used when energy is ... ucose ( a form of sugar) to be used when energy is needed. Ifthe pancreas becomes unable to produce insulin, or does not produce it effectively, it leadsto high levels of glucose in the blood, which c ...

(4 pages) 128 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Nearly 16 million people in the United States--nearly one out of every 17 people--have diabetes. And about 1,800 new cases are diagnosed each day.

, which is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine.People who don't have diabetes rely on insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to move glucose from the blood into the body's billions of ... from the blood into the body's billions of cells. But people who have diabetes either don't produce insulin or can't efficiently use the insulin they produce. Without insulin, they can't move glucose ...

(5 pages) 159 2 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Should Cloning be Ban?

rain disorders like Parkinson and Alzheimer thanks to derived brain cellsDiabetes thanks to derived insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells, spinal cord damage thanks to derived nerve cells, autoimmu ...

(2 pages) 55 2 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Type One Diabetes and Its Effects.

is researched and provenType one diabetes is a disease that affects the kidneys ability to produce insulin. Many illnesses, physical, and mental, can arise for those with this problem. There are many ... ny treatments for this disease that make coping easier, but there is no cure.I. Type One DiabetesA. Insulin DependanceB. StatisticsII. Health DangersA. PhysicalB. MentalIII. PreventionA. TreatmentsB. ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell Research: Moral or Immoral.

induced to become cells with special functions such as the beating cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It has been hypothesized by some scientists that stem cells ... tudies underline stem cell research as a basis for critically needed therapies for Type I diabetes. Insulin-producing cells have already been created in embryonic stem cells from mice and using embryo ...

(2 pages) 116 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Diabetes Types 1 and 2 thoroughly explained

WHAT CAUSES IT?Diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone that helps the body's tissues absorb glucose so it can be used as a source of ene ... sed as a source of energy. The condition may also develop if muscle and fat cells respond poorly to insulin. In people with diabetes, glucose levels build up in the blood and urine. Diabetes mellitus ... n that controls the amount of urine secreted. In Diabetes mellitus, without an appropriate level of insulin to help absorption glucose builds up in the blood because it cannot enter the cells. When th ...

(5 pages) 193 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Diabetes

ch is the main fuel for the body. Cells use glucose for energy after it moves into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which allows the glucose to pass into our cells. The ... ich allows the glucose to pass into our cells. The pancreas's job is to produce the right amount of insulin so the glucose can pass from the bloodstream into cells. In those with diabetes, the pancrea ...

(6 pages) 177 0 3.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Diabetes

ch is absorbed into the blood in the small intestine. People who don't have diabetes rely on insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to move glucose from the blood into the body's billions of ... from the blood into the body's billions of cells. But people who have diabetes either don't produce insulin or can't efficiently use the insulin they produce. Without insulin, they can't move glucose ...

(5 pages) 245 1 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Position Paper on Genetics

is that it increases productivity and makes plants better, it helps those with diabetes to produce insulin, and it can also save lives.Genetic engineering is scientific alteration of the structure of ... the production and use of recombinant DNA and has been employed to create bacteria that synthesize insulin and other human proteinsThere are many advantages of Genetically Modified plants. There is a ...

(3 pages) 52 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Explanation of how tecnology is the future and has benefited humans.

eep ill-fated people, including Stephen Hawkins, alive. For diabetics they have found a way to make insulin, which is very vital for a person to live. Cancer patients use chemotherapy, mammograms, and ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Disease of the Endocrine system: Diabetes

ood and the main source of fuel for the body. After digestion, glucose passes into the bloodstream. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, large gland behind the stomach must be present in order ... rowth and energy.When we eat, the pancreas is supposed to automatically produce the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into our cells. However, people with diabetes, the pancreas eithe ...

(3 pages) 129 1 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Animal Research: A Life-Saving Technique

ink now for a moment. If animal research hadn't existed, where would humans be? When a person takes insulin for diabetes, gets blood transfusion for a life-saving operation, or takes medication to all ...

(3 pages) 33 1 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Diabetes

maintain their function. The amount of glucose absorbed into the bloodstream, and a hormone called insulin regulates the method by which glucose enters the body's cells. This is produced in the pancr ... e pancreas, a gland located just behind the stomach. People with Diabetes either produce too little insulin, or their cells do not respond to its action, resulting in abnormally high levels of blood s ...

(6 pages) 128 0 3.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Diabetes Mellitus.

in of sugar" (9).Diabetes Mellitus is a complex subject, but one factor is key to the whole issue - insulin. Insulin is a hormone - a substance produced within one part of the body that has its effect ... ized (beta) cells within the pancreas gland. The stimulus to the pancreas that causes it to release insulin is the circulating level of glucose in the blood (8). After a meal, for example, glucose wil ...

(11 pages) 165 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Treatment of diabetes.

rried to each cell through the blood. Glucose gets into the cells with the help of a hormone called insulin.So how do blood glucose levels relate to type 2 diabetes? People with type 2 diabetes don't ... ood glucose levels relate to type 2 diabetes? People with type 2 diabetes don't respond normally to insulin anymore, so glucose stays in the bloodstream and doesn't get into the cells. This causes blo ...

(2 pages) 94 4 3.9 Jan/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases