Fox Urges Researchers to Speed Therap...

Fox Urges Researchers to Speed Therapies

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from May 7, 2007, titled Fox Urges Researchers to Speed Therapies . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“I'd argue that filling the unmet needs of patients across all diseases isn't about more money _ it's about spending the money more effectively”

Actor Michael J. Fox appealed to scientists and investors Monday to aggressively translate scientific research into creative treatments for debilitating diseases, including the Parkinson's disease he has fought for more than a decade.

Fox said grants from the National Institutes of Health have created a system that mainly encourages academic scientists to publish papers that yield academically interesting answers. But the system fails to translate the discoveries into new treatments and cures. Read more

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Downey, CA

#1 May 9, 2007
I would just like to point out that your own computer can help find cures! the projects are 100% volunteer and non-profit. thousands of personal computers work like a giant super-computer to search for new treatments and cures. i myself have been doing it for years. no 'education' needed :) enjoy!

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