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Question 1: Sometimes the research is done for non-medical purposes, and only by accident contributes to the field of medicine (for example, the discovery of ________).
Beta-lactam antibioticCycloserineCephalosporinPenicillin

Question 2: Most of the research in the field is pursued by ________ in cooperation with molecular biologists.
Medical schoolBiomedical scientistPathologyMedicine

Question 3: The ________ and pharmaceutical companies collectively contribute 26.4 billion dollars and 27.0 billion dollars, respectively, which constitute 28% and 29% of the total, respectively.
National Institutes of HealthGreater Baltimore Medical CenterJohns Hopkins HospitalHarbor Hospital

Question 4: In the USA the Food and Drug Administration oversees new drug development, in Europe the European Medicines Agency (see also EudraLex), and in ________ the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan).
JapanCanadaCambodiaUnited Kingdom

Question 5: ________ in many countries comes from research bodies which distribute money for equipment and salaries.
Social sciencesScienceResearch fundingNatural science

Question 6: Biomedical research (or experimental medicine), in general simply known as medical research, is the basic research, applied research, or translational research conducted to aid and support the body of knowledge in the field of ________.
SurgeryMedicinePhysicianSpecialty (medicine)

Question 7: New, beneficial tests and treatments are expected as a result of the ________.
Chimpanzee genome projectGeneticsDNAHuman Genome Project

Question 8: Medical research can be divided into two general categories: the evaluation of new treatments for both safety and efficacy in what are termed ________, and all other research that contributes to the development of new treatments.
Clinical trialEvidence-based medicineClinical trial protocolPlacebo-controlled study

Question 9: A clinical trial is a comparison test of a ________ or other medical treatment, versus a placebo, other medications and devices, or the standard medical treatment for a patient's condition.
AntidepressantPsychoactive drugPharmaceutical drugDrug

Question 10: Many challenges remain, however, including the appearance of ________ and the obesity epidemic.
Multiple drug resistanceAntibiotic resistancePharmacologyDrug resistance

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