The importance of basic research – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Basic biomedical research, which is not directly targeted to a specific disease, helps grow the understanding of how cells and molecules in our bodies work. Dr. Judith Greenberg, director of the NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences says basic research is the source of some important findings.
Greenberg: We never know really what the payoffs are going to be, but I can say that over the years, we’ve seen many, many advances and in our 50-year history, we’ve supported 75 investigators who have gotten Nobel Prizes.
Narrator: Learn more, at www.nigms.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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