Senior Project Advisor
I will be researching insulin through a variety of academic perspectives, utilizing both my biochemistry major and history minor, as well as my passion for healthcare and goals for my future career in medicine. I will begin by researching the history of the discovery of the hormone and the start of its use as a drug for diabetes. I will go into the biochemistry of the insulin protein and its interaction with the insulin receptor protein. I will then go into the problems it poses for those receiving it, regarding cost and access to low-income populations in the US. I will end with potential strategies for addressing the low accessibility for patients, cited studies that have looked at the effects of implementing such strategies.
Brinkley, Mia, "Insulin: Roles and Functions in Biochemistry and U.S. Healthcare" (2021). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 452.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Diabetes--Treatment; Insulin--Synthesis; Insulin--Costs; Health insurance
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