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Biotechnology is a wide range of biological studies that involve using living things and organisms to develop and make products. The products and processes apply a wide range of aspects ranging from healthcare and medicines to biofuels usage and environmental safety. In modern technology, biotechnology has had many significant in improving the quality of life in numerous ways.

Even though biotechnology has lots of benefits, there also some problems associated with it. The pros and cons of biotechnology are illustrated below:

Rewards

1. Agricultural process

Invention and application of the biotechnological process have had increased profits to farmers. They make use of genetically modified…


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Biotechnology sounds like a complicated field and in many ways it is. However, the concept behind biotech is simple. It means using the processes of biology for industrial, research, and other reasons. Biotechnology is used in a number of fields including agriculture. It’s also very important in healthcare.

One of the most common applications for biotechnology is in genetics. In terms of agriculture, this can mean making hardier, more disease-resistant plant crops. In medicine, it can mean manipulating the genes of small organisms so that they produce hormones, antibiotics, or other medically useful substances.

Recently, the idea of targeting specific…


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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the accelerated implementation of Telehealth across the nation’s hospitals and doctors’ offices. In an effort to keep people home and keep hospital beds free, healthcare professionals have been meeting with patients remotely.

In many cases, patients have even been monitored from home. For example, some patients were able to receive hospital care from the comfort of home. This care often required machines to be set up in patients’ residences and included medical team visits each day. When a healthcare provider was not physically present, patients maintained access to them through electronic devices.

Hospitals…


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Ever imagined the source of the millions of medical drugs that patients purchase every year from chemists’ shops and millions of medical facilities worldwide? Developing a new drug for treatment is not only long but also a costly venture. The process is so expensive that obtaining funds through ordinary means cannot be sufficient. It implies that the institution intending to undertake such a project may require other models of funding. One of the significant sources of finance for most of these institutions is disease-focused nonprofit research foundations.

These foundations play a leading role in raising capital. Since their focus is…


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Agricultural Biotechnology is the science of using tools and techniques of the scientific method to modify living organisms to create or alter products, improve plants or animals, or create microorganisms for a particular agricultural use. The scientific tools and techniques associated with agricultural biotechnology can include genetic engineering, vaccines, molecular diagnostics, and molecular markers.

These tools have been used to advance scientific knowledge of the biology of living organisms, provides an abundance of possibilities to make our food supply much more trustworthy, and allows farmers the means to make productions affordable and manageable.

The manipulation of plants and animals to…


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Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has had severe ramifications as it spread across the world, it highlights how quickly things move in biotechnology. It’s far from the only area where innovation is happening. You might be surprised where biotechnology could pop up in the future!

When it comes to viruses like the one behind COVID-19, it took researchers just a few weeks to identify and sequence it. Compare that to the 2002 SARS epidemic when it took researchers months to do the same for that virus. Of course, familiarity with a similar virus helped researchers cut down on the time…


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Are you fascinated by the possibility of using science to improve food, health, or the ecosystem? Then, consider taking up a career in biotechnology.

Biotechnology merges the best technology and biology to arrive at better products that improve human life. It is about making personal care products, domesticating plants and animals, beers, and wines, among other leading products. Then, what career prospects should you expect when you take up a career in biotechnology? Here is a quick guide.

Diverse Career Paths

Biotechnology combines various disciplines, including modern biology, physics, mathematics, and chemistry. In turn, products from biotechnology are available in…


Dr. Darren Carpizo is a Professor of Surgery and Oncology & the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Rochester. Based in Rochester, NY, Darren previously worked with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey for more than 11 years.

In his early childhood years, Dr. Darren Carpizo knew he would enter a career in the healthcare field. He wanted to be a doctor and took every educational and instructional path presented to him.

Upon graduating from high school, Darren chose to enroll in Cornell University in Ithaca, New York for his undergraduate and study in their…


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The coronavirus outbreak is heavily taxing the healthcare system, making it hard for some people to access essential medications. Matters are even more complicated by the fact that many ill people must stay inside, but they have to go pick up their prescriptions from a pharmacy.

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Ordering online is a great way to get an out-of-stock prescription. Online orders will let patients get a notification when the medication is back in the store. When possible, scheduling for pickup or delivery of the medicine can help reduce risks of the person catching coronavirus.

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As COVID-19 sweeps the world, every job industry has had to adapt to the latest CDC and White House health recommendations. On an individual level, the novel coronavirus has completely altered human behavior, too. For the last few weeks, most of us have begun washing our hands with soap and water obsessively, rubbing our hands with hand sanitizer frequently, and donning protective face masks to stay safe during this time of crisis.

At the front lines of this crisis is the healthcare industry. Reports of overworked nurses, overcapacity hospital units, and personal protective equipment shortages seem to flash across news…

Dr. Darren Carpizo

Dr. Darren Carpizo is a skilled surgical oncologist specializing in liver & pancreatic cancers at the University of Rochester Medical Center drdarrencarpizo.net

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