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Basic Science Methods for Clinical Researchers addresses the specific challenges faced by clinicians without a conventional science background, who have a lack of exposure to basic science due to heavy clinical demands weighing on their time. The aim is to introduce the reader to core experimental methods commonly used to answer questions in basic science research and to outline their relative strengths and limitations in generating conclusive data.
This book will be a vital companion for clinicians undertaking laboratory-based science. It will support clinicians in the pursuit of their academic interests and in making an original contribution to their chosen field. In doing so, it will facilitate the development of tomorrow’s clinician scientists and future leaders in discovery science.
- Serves as a helpful guide for clinical researchers who lack a conventional science background
- Organized around research themes pertaining to key biological molecules, from genes to proteins to cells, and model organisms
- Features protocols, techniques for trouble-shooting common problems, and an explanation of the advantages and limitations of a technique in generating conclusive data
- Appendices provide resources for practical research methodology including legal frameworks for using stem cells and animals in the laboratory, ethical considerations and good laboratory practice (GLP)