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RESEARCH

3 MAJOR CATEGORIES OF RESEARCH

FUNDAMENTAL
RESEARCH

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Which has as its main objective the understanding of natural phenomena, the establishment of theories or explanatory models. It is essential to the process of creating new therapies. It can use animal models "in vivo", or be conducted "in vitro" using stem cells.

 

CLINICAL
RESEARCH

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Is based on the results of basic research but is conducted to observe the effect of certain potentially therapeutic molecules on people with BBS. Its aim is to verify the researchers' hypotheses and to show the possible effectiveness of certain treatments, while ensuring the absence of toxicity and serious side effects. The clinical trials, organised in three phases (I, II and III), can lead to the marketing of treatments that improve people's lives.

HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH

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Which allows a better understanding of the individual, family and social consequences specifically linked to the rarity of the disease and to increase knowledge on the specific impact of BBS in terms of disability and quality of life.