BalancedCity.orgWelcome to Balanced CityBiomedical Research EnterpriseThe Whole of Biomedical Research
The Biomedical Research Enterprise is
the entire effort of biomedical research
from preclinical basic research through
Biomedical research seeks to develop
therapeutic interventions to treat the
spectrum of patient conditions that
cost $8 trillion annually in healthcare
spending. ¹The Miracle of Life
Human understanding and ability to heal
starts with researchers learning about the
miracle of life.
Scientific discoveries become treatments
and help patients live happy, healthy lives.
From illnesses with negative social impact,
such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes
and cancer, to rare diseases caused by
poorly understood genetic mutations with
no current effective treatment, hope exists
in the possibilities of research.
Science of Science
The scientific effort to understand science
itself is known as the Science of Science.
This includes institutions, people, methods,
policies and social impacts.
The National Science Foundation (NSF),
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
the United States share interest in the
future of the science of science and the
biomedical research enterprise.