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Table 1 Research expenditure of research funds by area of research activity

From: The institutional review board is an impediment to human research: the result is more animal-based research

Research Activity Percentage of research funding
  MRC Wellcome BHF CRUK
Underpinning* 41.2 49.2 27.5 24.3
Aetiology 38.5 40.5 48.8 35.2
Prevention 2.9 1.9 1.8 2.1
Detection and diagnosis 4.5 1.7 6.0 6.1
Treatment development 5.6 4.3 9.3 17.3
Disease management 4.5 1.7 5.2 11.7
Health services 1.6 0.5 0.6 0.4
  1. MRC = Medical Research Council, BHF = British Heart Foundation, CRUK = Cancer Research UK. *Research aimed at understanding normal biological development and functioning. Mostly laboratory-based.
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