Developments in biology are vitally important, in part, because they can inform clinical practice, and help doctors become better able to treat their patients. This is the field of biomedicine, where researchers aim to find out more about the underlying mechanisms of a disease, so clinicians are better able to treat it.

Photograph of test tubes by George Hodan. Public domain image.
Biomedicine uses our understanding of biology to identify, understand, treat and ultimately cure diseases.

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For the moment at least, it seems that ageing is an inevitable part of life. And yet scientists don't really understand how, or why, we age.
Delve deeper into aging

The effects of space travel on the human body are still being investigated. Until the risks are fully understood, humanity faces limits in the scope of their space exploration.
Delve deeper into space medicine

There are many open questions surrounding vaccines – but perhaps not the first questions that come to mind. Vaccines do not cause autism, but there are many things we don’t know about them, such as why some wear off.
Delve deeper into vaccines

Our immune systems are vital for our survival as they protect us from bacterial, viruses and other pathogens that could cause us harm. But sometimes, they can go wrong, and cause damage to our bodies.
Delve deeper into immune system

Blog posts about biomedicine

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Science blog article.
Solanezumab and Alzheimer’s
Monday 16th of May 2016
Science blog article.
Our face spiders - friends or foes?
Saturday 31st of October 2015
Science blog article.
Alzheimer's disease - the causes and consequences
Monday 19th of January 2015
Science blog article.
Autoimmune diseases - the friendly fire of our immune system
Saturday 9th of August 2014
Science blog article.
The Secrets of Ageing
Monday 24th of March 2014
Science blog article.
Nociception: Things We Don't Know about Pain
Tuesday 11th of March 2014
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