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Medical Research: Latest World News and Information

Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-09
Author: Disabled World | Contact: Disabled World (Disabled-World.com)
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Synopsis: Information and latest worldwide developments in medical research and clinical trials regarding health and disability, including stem cell research. Biomedical research (or experimental medicine) is, in general, simply known as medical research. It is the basic research, applied research, or translational research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine. Among the major benefits of medical research have been vaccines for measles and polio, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatments for AIDS, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of maladies, statins, and other treatments for atherosclerosis, new surgical techniques such as microsurgery, and increasingly successful treatments for cancer.

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In this section of Disabled World News, we bring you up to date with all the latest medical research news and information from all over the world.

This section also includes an additional 169 publications relating to Medical Research News including:

What is Medical Research?

Biomedical research (or experimental medicine) is, in general, simply known as medical research. It is the basic research, applied research, or translational research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine. An important kind of medical research is clinical research, which is distinguished by the involvement of patients. Other kinds of medical research include pre-clinical research and basic medical research, for example in genetics.

Medical research ranges from fundamental research to clinical and applied technology. Fundamental research involves investigations into biological functions; knowledge thus acquired may then be applied in clinical research to help understand specific diseases and to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention.

Medical research can be divided into two general categories:

(The latter is termed preclinical research if its goal is specifically to elaborate knowledge for the development of new therapeutic strategies.)

Medical researcher examining substance in clear dish under a microscope.
Medical researcher examining substance in clear dish under a microscope.

Among the major benefits of medical research have been vaccines for measles and polio, medication for high blood pressure, improved treatments for AIDS, insulin treatment for diabetes, classes of antibiotics for treating a host of maladies, statins, and other treatments for atherosclerosis, new surgical techniques such as microsurgery, and increasingly successful treatments for cancer.

The increased longevity of humans over the past century can be significantly attributed to advances resulting from medical research.

Quick Facts

More and more exciting advances in the field of medicine are being discovered each day by doctors, researchers, and scientists around the globe. For instance, testing yourself at home for diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS) will very soon be as simple as using a home pregnancy testing kit.

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