Today’s Curiosity is Tomorrow’s Cure: The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (Original PDF from Publisher)

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By Steve Caplan

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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Product Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CRC Press; 1st edition (November 10, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 212 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1032065958
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1032065953

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