Medical research

Medical research involves research in a wide range of fields, such as biology, chemistry, pharmacology and toxicology with the goal of developing new medicines or medical procedures or improving the application of those already available. It can be viewed as encompassing preclinical research (for example, in cellular systems and animal models) and clinical research (for example, clinical trials).

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    Nadia Rosenthal oversees the production of genetically engineered mice that help researchers understand more about a range of diseases, including COVID-19.

    • Chris Woolston
    Nature 586, 818
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    Electron microscopy touches on nearly every aspect of modern life, underpinning materials development for quantum computing, energy and medicine. We discuss the open, highly integrated and data-driven microscopy architecture needed to realize transformative discoveries in the coming decade.

    • Steven R. Spurgeon
    • , Colin Ophus
    • , Lewys Jones
    • , Amanda Petford-Long
    • , Sergei V. Kalinin
    • , Matthew J. Olszta
    • , Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski
    • , Norman Salmon
    • , Khalid Hattar
    • , Wei-Chang D. Yang
    • , Renu Sharma
    • , Yingge Du
    • , Ann Chiaramonti
    • , Haimei Zheng
    • , Edgar C. Buck
    • , Libor Kovarik
    • , R. Lee Penn
    • , Dongsheng Li
    • , Xin Zhang
    • , Mitsuhiro Murayama
    •  & Mitra L. Taheri
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    Exposure to urology is essential for medical undergraduates to prepare them with the competencies required to manage basic urological conditions and to generate interest in the specialty. However, despite the existence of national curricula, the lack of urological exposure and falling competition ratios indicate a need for an evaluation of urological teaching in medical schools.

    • Alexander Ng
    • , Alexander Light
    • , Vinson Wai-Shun Chan
    • , Aqua Asif
    • , Nikita R. Bhatt
    •  & Veeru Kasivisvanathan