What is Biomedicine or Medical biology?

1. Overview of the Topic – Summary:

From Wikipedia: Biomedicine (i.e. Medical biology) is a branch of medical science that applies biological and other natural-science principles to clinical practice.[1] The branch especially applies to biology and physiology.[2] Biomedicine also can relate to many other categories in health and biological related fields. [3]

2. What is the focus of this Topic?:

From Wikipedia: Biomedicine involves the study of (patho-) physiological processes with methods from biology and physiology. Approaches range from understanding molecular interactions to the study of the consequences at the in vivo level. These processes are studied with the particular point of view of devising new strategies for diagnosis and therapy.[14][15]

“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. (3)

3. Why it’s listed here – What is the relevance to Architectural Medicine?

Due to the focus of Biomedicine involving the, “study of (patho-)  physiological processes with methods from biology and physiology”, it lends itself to the more clinical aspects of Architectural Medicine in terms of a clinical analysis that, while not yet common in modern practice, may be a process to bridge the gap between known issues in the built environment and patient health.

However, with no current standards to provide testing and evaluation, this development in providing this knowledge can promote a path for the future Doctor to create a better analysis of health conditions. This type of research into the built environment with testing and solution processes is a facet of the future Architectural Doctor and the Healthy Building Inspector.

4. Common groups and individuals involved with this topic:

Historic references: https://www.elsevier.com/books/book-series/principles-of-medical-biology

References to authors: https://www.sciencedirect.com/bookseries/principles-of-medical-biology

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