Get the Facts about Biomedical Research
What is Biomedical Research?
Biomedical research is the broad area of science that involves the investigation of the biological process and the causes of disease through careful experimentation, observation, laboratory work, analysis, and examination.
Scientists expand this knowledge base to discover ways to prevent ill-health, and to develop beneficial products, medications, and procedures to treat and cure diseases and conditions that cause illness and death in ourselves, our families and friends, our pets, farm animals, and wildlife.
Biomedical research requires the input and participation of many individuals from both the life and physical sciences, with many different backgrounds and skills. Such a research team might include medical doctors, veterinarians, computer scientists, engineers, technicians, researchers, and a variety of scientists from the different fields of the life sciences.
Fact Sheets from the CBRA (PDFs for download)
- New Drug Development Process (pdf)
- What Is . . . Biomedical Research? (pdf)
- Biomedical Research with Animal Models (pdf)
- Genetically Modified Organisms and Biomedical Research (pdf)
- Alternative Methods in Biomedical Research (pdf)
- Laws and Regulatory Oversight Governing Animals in Medical Research (pdf)
- Common Myths About Animal Research (pdf)
- What Is . . . in vitro Research (PDF)
- What Is . . . Scientific Research
Other Advocacy and Outreach Organizations
- Americans for Medical Progress
- National Biomedical Research Association
- The American Physiological Society
- Society for Neuroscience
- Society for Toxicology
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
- Foundation for Biomedical Research
- California Society for Biomedical Research
- States United for Biomedical Research
K-12 Life Science Education
K-12 life science education in our schools is the foundation for the future of biomedical research. Students who become interested in the life sciences today, are tomorrow’s discoverers and innovators in the fields that impact the general health and well-being of our communities, our country, and the world.
- Explore Free K-12 Education Life-Science Educational Programs, Curriculum Resource Materials
- Download K-12 Life-Science Curriculum Resources Today!
- K-12 Science Education from the National Institutes of Health
- Careers in Biomedical Research (pdf)
- FAQ from American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
- NIH Fact Sheet on the Benefits of Animals in Research (pdf)
Be a part of the future of research – support CSBR’s life science education programs!