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Basic Research

Biomedical research is the study of the processes of life, the prevention and treatment of disease, and the genetic and environmental factors related to disease and health. Here at UMMS, our faculty are at the forefront of cutting edge, basic biomedical research increasing the base knowledge and understanding of the physical, chemical, and functional mechanisms of life processes and disease. Basic research is fundamental and not directed to solving any particular biomedical problem in humans or animals and involves observing, describing, measuring, and experimental manipulation and provides the building blocks upon which the other types of research (clinical, translational and applied) are based.