Why Diverse Research Goals Are Important

This article from ScienceDaily is a little more technical than I usually like to publish, but I feel it illustrates an important principle: diverse research goals are important. Synergy between different biomedical fields leads to a more rapid advance of knowledge. In this case, Alzheimer's research laid the groundwork for a discovery relating to tissue growth and regeneration in kidneys and other organs. These sorts of collaborative advances are lost if we focus too hard on narrow areas of knowledge; any knowledge of basic biochemical processes within the body will eventually be turned to good use in the fight against aging.

Link: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/09/030909070133.htm

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