Absolutely! Column in Nature.
By 2050, the number of people over the age of 80 will triple globally. These demographics could come at great cost to individuals and economies. Two groups describe how research in animals and humans should be refocused to find ways to delay the onset of frailty
It's about time. But I won't hold my breath.
"Important findings" haven’t been replicated, and science may have to change its ways. . . .
The “replication crisis” is not at all unique to social psychology, to psychological science, or even to the social sciences. As Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis famously argued almost a decade ago, “Most research findings are false for most research designs and for most fields.” Failures to replicate and other major flaws in published research have since been noted throughout science, including in cancer research, research into the genetics of complex diseases like obesity and heart disease, stem cell research, and studies of the origins of the universe. Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health stated “The complex system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research is failing and is in need of restructuring.”
If 30 is not enough, just wait--more will be coming.
(Link via Mike M.)
One more reason why Star Trek--particularly the original series--is great.
Why does pain hurt, why does anesthesia work, and three more.
Let's hope that this works out and real soon.
If this company were publicly held I'd think seriously about investing in it. This has got to be a gold mine. (But success will almost surely draw entry and fierce competition.)