Today's Curiosity Is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (Paperback)

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Today's Curiosity Is Tomorrow's Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (Paperback)

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Basic curiosity-driven biomedical science has delivered many of today's most significant medical advances. This book provides clearly explained examples from recent biomedical history and includes convincing arguments for sustaining a robust portfolio of basic research. Intended as

an engaging read, which will delight undergraduate and graduate students, as well as scientific researchers, it is full-throated advocacy of basic science. Illustrations and examples include the discoveries of penicillin and insulin, and the breakthrough elucidation of the genetic code. Providing both compelling rationale in support of basic science, and a fascinating look through the history of modern biomedical research, this book highlights with stirring examples why basic biomedical research is so important, and how so many key advances in medicine are derived from basic research. The book also offers a rationale for scientific inquiry and a broader understanding of the history of modern biomedical research missing from today's classrooms.

Key Features

1) Provides clear explanations of great scientific discoveries

2) Illustrates connections between basic research findings and modern medicine

3) Includes compelling graphics/diagrams/illustrations

4) Accessible to the general public

5) Offers background for more specialized readers, including researchers as well as those with advanced degrees.

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Steve Caplan is Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE. He also serves at the Director, UNMC Advanced Microscopy Core Facility at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and as Vice Chair for Administrative Affairs, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. His basic research has been consistently supported for more than a decade by the National Institutes of Health as well as other granting agencies. He has been the author or co-author of dozens of scientific peer reviewed journal articles.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032065083
ISBN-10: 1032065087
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English