From Research To Therapies Takes Time

From the New York Times, an article to remind us that, despite the blistering speed of modern medical research, getting from science in the laboratory to therapies in the clinic takes time. I recently commented on this very topic at Fight Aging: "the fast and the slow of it." New research breakthroughs are encouraging, but we have to remember that - even discounting delays due to regulation and anti-research legislation - it takes years to fund and build the industry required to bring most new therapies to market. While you see the science in the news, you hear far less about the hard work and economic necessities needed to follow up on scientific breakthroughs.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/15/science/15CLON.html

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