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Basic Research’s Influence on Human Health [from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute]

“The ‘bench-to-bedside’ approach goes both ways. Basic scientists provide physicians with new patient care tools—diagnostics, prevention methods, and treatments—to assess through clinical trials. In turn, clinical researchers make new observations about the nature and progression of disease that often stimulates new questions in the lab, driving basic science in new directions.”

Why is basic research integral to human health? Read more here.