The Breakdown In Biomedical Research.
The Wall Street Journal essay here clues us in on the scandal that has been ongoing in biomedical research over the decades. It lists the trail of mistakes, failures and incompetence in critical research on several fronts for chronic diseases. One area that had contributed to this demise is the lack of training of researchers in our institutions. Furthermore, the intense pressure to have papers published in order to secure university tenure or a research position, have exacerbated the competitive nature of publishing ostentatious results in a few top journals. The vicious cycle kicks in when mediocre results that are not replicable, do not encourage public support in terms of critical funding for drugs’ research. Universities and research organisations are making some attempts at correcting these anomalies and to improve the quality of research.
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