What's covered by Biomedicine and Health?
The following priorities have been established for the
biomedicine and health programme :
- "Research into major illnesses" : cancer, AIDS, tuberculosis
and other infectious diseases, cardio-vascular diseases,
chronic and age-related illnesses and rare diseases;
- "Pharmaceuticals research" in order to evaluate new
generations of drugs;
- "Research into biomedical technology and engineering";
- "Brain research" in order to improve our understanding and
the treatment of illnesses of the nervous system (pain
mechanisms, addictions, brain damage and cognitive sciences);
- "Human genome research" the aim being to participate in
genetic mapping and human genome analysis, to identify gene
functions, to diagnose genetic illnesses and to develop
genetic therapy techniques (only on somatic cells);
- "Public-health research".
In addition to RTD, studies will be carried out in order to
understand the various bioethical issues. Research designed to
make it possible to replace animal experiments by in or other
tests will also be encouraged.
BIOMEDECINE PROGRAMME | 10.02.2000