Medical biology is a field of biology that has practical applications in medicine, health care and laboratory diagnostics. It includes many biomedical disciplines and areas of specialty that typically contain the "bio-" prefix such as:
- molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, cell biology, embryology,
- nanobiotechnology, biological engineering, laboratory medical biology,
- cytogenetics, genetics, gene therapy,
- bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems biology,
- microbiology, virology, parasitology,
- physiology, pathology,
- toxicology, and many others that generally concern life sciences as applied to medicine.
Medical biology is the cornerstone of modern health care and laboratory diagnostics. It concernes a wide range of scientific and technological approaches: from an in vitro diagnostics to the in vitro fertilisation, from the molecular mechanisms of a cystic fibrosis to the population dynamics of the HIV, from the understanding molecular interactions to the study of the carcinogenesis, from a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) to the gene therapy.
Medical biology based on molecular biology combines all issues of developing molecular medicine into large-scale structural and functional relationships of the human genome, transcriptome, proteome and metabolome with the particular point of view of devising new technologies for prediction, diagnosis and therapy.
- Principles of Medical Biology
- In vitro diagnostics
- In vitro Diagnostics - EDMA
- In vitro fertilization
- Molecular aspects of cancerogenesis
- Molecular medicine - magazine
- Gene Therapy - New Challenges Ahead
- The Cancer Genome Atlas - projekt opracowania atlasu genomu raka
- Human Genome Project
- Human Genome Organization