Opinion article offering an up-to-date view and evolutionary prediction of the tremendous impact of the gradualbut real permeation of the Basic Sciences into the field of Urology. The significance of the transition from anatomy/knowledge/surgical-technique to pathophysiological knowledge/basic-science/medical therapy is emphasised. These criteria provide food for thought in many areas of urology including vesico-prostatic function, erectile dysfunction and, more comprehensively, uro-oncology. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Molecular biology