The Dallas Morning News interviewed Jim Allison, who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, to discuss “how basic science — and the federal and state funding behind so much of it — was crucial to his nearly 40 years of research, and scientific and medical progress in general.”
“Basic science provides the fundamental foundation for major advances in medical treatment,” Allison said. “My early research in T-cell biology was funded by the National Cancer Institute. Basic research isn’t often understood. It’s complex and requires a thick skin to endure failure after failure in search of success. Getting to answers requires money and patience, but the payoff has the opportunity to save many, many lives.”
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