The Dallas Morning News interviewed Jim Allison, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine,Â to discuss “how basic science â€” and the federal and state funding behind so much of it â€” was crucial to his nearly 40 years of research, and scientific and medical progress in general.”
â€śBasic science provides the fundamental foundation for major advances in medical treatment,â€ť Allison said. â€śMy early research in T-cell biology was funded by the National Cancer Institute. Basic research isnâ€™t often understood. Itâ€™s complex and requires a thick skin to endure failure after failure in search of success. Getting to answers requires money and patience, but the payoff has the opportunity to save many, many lives.â€ť
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