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Basic Science

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  • Basic sciences of medicine is what every physician is educated in, and some return to in biomedical research. This type of research encompasses familiar scientific disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, and pharmacology, and their interplay, and involves laboratory studies with cell cultures, animal studies or physiological experiments. Basic science field also include behavioral and social sciences, which have no less profound relevance for medicine and health.

    Thumbnail: DNA double helix. (Public Domain; NIH - Genome Research Institute).

     

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