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Biomedical Research

The goal of biomedical research is to harness scientific discovery to improve human health.

These explorations have provided a springboard for medical advances including vaccines for measles and polio, insulin for diabetes, antibiotics for infections, medications for high blood pressure, and new strategies to treat and prevent cancer.

Pew has a decades-long commitment to support groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical scientists in the United States and Latin America. Our multiyear grants encourage informed risk-taking and collaboration among researchers.

 
Podcast

Scientists at Work: Craig Mello on the Mysteries of Genetic Code

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How does genetic information transmit across generations? While trying to find out, scientists Craig Mello and Andrew Fire quite by accident made a discovery in 1998 that would earn them a Nobel Prize—and pave the way for the first drug to take on harmful genes. Pew’s Dan LeDuc talks with Mello about science’s surprises.

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Biomedical Programs Bolster Promising Early-Career Scientists
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Nobel Laureate Craig Mello Reflects on the Unifying Force of Science

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Nobel Laureate Craig Mello Reflects on the Unifying Force of Science

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