|Julius Axelrod||J. Michael Bishop||Francis Crick|
|Gertrude Elion||David H. Hubel||Leon Lederman|
|Joseph E. Murray||Marshall Nirenberg||Alfred Nobel|
|Glenn Seaborg||E. Donnall Thomas||Rosalyn Yalow|
Use your imagination for a moment to picture the health care system in the future. You may see a world with much less human suffering from illness and disease. Such advances need not be just a fantasy. If we keep progressing the way we have in the last few decades, many new scientific breakthroughs are not only possible, but likely.
Medical researchers are now close to discovering new and better treatments for alcoholism, drug addiction and mental illness.
Can you imagine how much better the world will be if we are able to make these discoveries?
Adapted from Curiosity is the Key to Discovery: The Story of How Nobel Laureates Entered the World of Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 1992
If you're curious about how these and other scientific breakthroughs might occur, take a few moments to read about these Nobel Laureates and enjoy their inspiring stories. You'll learn that curiosity is the key to scientific discovery.
It's natural for human beings to be curious about life and how it works. You may possess such curiosity yourself. If so, you have something in common with many of the most admired and honored people of our time - Nobel Prize winners in Medicine or Physiology.
This web area traces the varied ways these distinguished people followed their natural curiosity and went on to make discoveries that will improve human life for all time.
What they did, maybe you can do too. All it takes to start is imagination and curiosity. If you've got these qualities, along with persistence, you've got what it takes to consider a career in science-perhaps an award winning career. That wonderful world of the future, now only in your imagination can become real. If you act on your curiosity, you can help make it happen.
Other items of interest:
The Use of Animals in Biomedical
Research: Animal Roles in Medical Discoveries
The Use of Animals in Biomedical Research: Improving Human & Animal Health
Curiosity Creates Cures: The Value & Impact of Basic Research
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