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Diseases & Research

Basic medical research studies a particular part of the body to understand how it works, or a particular illness or condition. Awareness of the differences between a healthy and a diseased or damaged system can give insights into how to prevent and cure illness. Finding out more about the interactions between different cell types and organ systems leads to better treatments for diseases, which do not interfere with the normal functions of the body. Recent technology has offered new insights into the underlying causes of many illnesses, providing new ways to prevent or cure disease.

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