Medical research

Boosting diversity in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

From the pandemic's earliest days, the coronavirus has hit hardest in Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. The mortality rate among these groups is more than twice that of whites, according to the Centers for Disease ...

Medical research

Cancer-killing virus activates immune system against colon cancer

A cancer-killing virus that City of Hope scientists developed could one day improve the immune system's ability to eradicate tumors in colon cancer patients, according to a new study in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a journal ...

Health

Big data saves lives, and patient safeguards are needed

The use of big data to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts poses ethical concerns that could undermine its benefits without clear governance guidelines that protect and respect patients and society, a University ...

Genetics

HIV-like virus edited out of primate genome

Taking a major step forward in HIV research, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have successfully edited SIV—a virus closely related to HIV, the cause of AIDS—from the genomes of non-human ...

Neuroscience

Molecular mechanism of long-term memory discovered

Researchers at the University of Basel have discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a central role in intact long-term memory. This mechanism is also involved in physiological memory loss in old age.

Health

Why physical activity matters now more than ever

Physical inactivity, which results in conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, low mood, and high blood pressure, costs the NHS over £455 million every year—and the contribution to excess morbidity and mortality since ...

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Research

Research is defined as human activity based on intellectual application in the investigation of matter. The primary purpose for applied research is discovering, interpreting, and the development of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge on a wide variety of scientific matters of our world and the universe. Research can use the scientific method, but need not do so.

Scientific research relies on the application of the scientific method, a harnessing of curiosity. This research provides scientific information and theories for the explanation of the nature and the properties of the world around us. It makes practical applications possible. Scientific research is funded by public authorities, by charitable organisations and by private groups, including many companies. Scientific research can be subdivided into different classifications according to their academic and application disciplines.

Historical research is embodied in the historical method.

The term research is also used to describe an entire collection of information about a particular subject.

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