1. In a world of prevailing rules of assessing and financing research activities cause the limits of creative technological research and instead create research snowballs, reliable research topics where you can safely get publications with high citation. What did it matter that they are again citing safety minded scientists who mainly think of your career and not on technical progress. In this way the vast resources use, not to mention wasting research areas, instead, to invest in improvements in biomedical instrumentation platform (core technologies).
I realize that this is a political problem. After 70 years, there's a tendency to convert all interesting activities from the academic sector to the corporate sector, which is incorrectly called the private sector. Academic and government organizations will then become consumers, while core technologies are a shining example of the American NASA. For political processes it is hard to tell if they are good or bad. But the experience of the 20th century teaches us that for political change only expect a change for the worse, so I have a natural tendency not to favor political change, whether these creeping, as the corporatisation of science, or worse, violent and revolutionary.
I'm just saying that in terms of bottom, it looks like a huge bounty of biological enthusiasm of young researchers systematically driven into barren areas where they become mere operators apparatus, or worse yet, where these scientometric reasons of defeats energy research a disease called cancer, against which
- We anyway biological species very resistant - Homo sapiens, along with other large and long-life species expert on anti-tumor immunity. Our evolutionary pressure on anti-cancer immunity is relatively higher than other large, long-lived mammals. Example: Mice, rats die from cancer already after 1 year of life and that are Malinka. Cats which are irrespective of the size of a standard lifespan of 10 years die after that age often cancer, unless they are exposed to natural pressures. (Ie. When we feed them indoors or outdoors, as the Indians are doing some famous tigers.) Dogs are in similar positions, it also may be a few years to develop cancer, which is very rare in humans. And unlike the long-lived large mammals as a species less specialized in physical skills to survive in the wild, so anti-cancer immunity is important for us. It can say that throughout the Quaternary was the main line of Homo sapiens evolutionary pressure only on the brain and the immune system. And he says Flegr, kind of like to keep some property, so its absence sometimes someone has to die - or the evolution of species subject to evaluate the ability that never will save lives as unnecessary and, in the long term, get rid of her. It's hard to explain tohole those patients who just got cancer, but as a species, we already have enough little inclination to cancer, much smaller than is the case with other physiologically similar to us mammals. For this ability to resist cancer evolutionary paying a fair price and do not consider it important to concentrate huge manual research for us in this area became even better when overcoming the limits of 100 years which prevents us from the real longevity research is needed to postatně higher core technology level .. . plus ethical research that would tell us whether a prolongation of life at all desirable ...
- anyway we usually get in an age that awaits us will soon significantly worse disease natural aging
One can imagine that might be worthy of a corporation that essentially acts as an academic institution whose functions assume that recognize merit and promote enthusiasm ... but in any case it is a political change in which our professional CV assumes the role of academic degrees, while the aforementioned rank profanum the uncontrolled growth of higher education without corresponding progress in quality.
That cancer research is inflated generally true ... which is a preoccupation by the system, which favors large, diffuse themes That snowball Easily as important, but elusive, and therefore less accessible to a number of researchers ... such as mathematics, physics or my favorite simulation of biochemical tracks ... they can not enforce ... scientometrickým system are perceived as less important.
But overgrown cancer research may also be provided on specific examples
Cancer research ... is their well documented experimental protocols ... well ... accessible mass-produced scientists ... created zmasověním higher education
Example oyster mushroom ... its anti-cancer effect was first described in 60 years, once the Japanese publications - Watanabe1969aap . Although it was only one, the marginal benefit was enormous, read publications and scientific community explained that Oyster has anticancer effects. Further, again the Japanese publication of anti-cancer effects of oyster came in r. 1975: Yoshioka1975ips
On another publication in this direction had to wait 18 years ( Zhuang1993app ), but since then the number of publications on the anticancer effects of the oyster growing exponentially in the 21st century and with them have proliferated.
On the anticancer effects of oyster mushroom point: Cao2015aap , Devi2015iad , Facchini2014aap , Olufemi2012aie , Jedinak2010poi , Jedinak2008poi , Gu2006ceo and more. These effects are attributed mainly polysaccharides (more properly proteoglycans), which analyzed studies at Oyster Silva2012ppc . In fungi there are specific and non-specific anti-cancer effects. Because cancer research is inflated, it is not clear to me if he pays sufficient attention to the specific effects of the oyster as nonspecific effects may be common to a wider group of fungi. Concerning anti-cancer effects have been intensively studied and many other species of the genus Pleurotus.
Unfortunately, this does not reflect the increased number and improved quality of their marginal benefit is a little ... It's not a scientific boom, but massification and growth of cancer research at the expense of other, perhaps more important issues. We can say that real science (ie. Methods and instrumentation) is done in corporations, while public education has turned into an institution for the mass production of titles of higher education. (I do not know if this last complaint that I would have to refer to Klaus belongs to this article.)
In this situation it is difficult to decide what to do. Probably the best option is to issue does not deal with, look around and behave the way they behave herd. This option is closed but for those of us who still preserve their moral scruples. In this case, it is probably best that ferrets out the corporation's done properly and supersedes, or perhaps even improves the function of academic institutions whose business took over. Now, there are two problems: 1. Such corporations in the Czech Republic but not so for them you have to west, and even there there since I last looked, not many. 2. Traditional academic institutions would probably deserve more than just flush it down the crapper ... I do not know what to write next, because as individuals to save for their harm institutions that clearly have the political support to technological research is desperate venture. On the other hand, there are areas where non-technical academic institutions like bloom and where they can survive and still maintain an institution like - I'm talking about the humanities, and various faculties and departments of philosophy ... But you seem to be due to all the aforementioned political processes have on their shoulders potentially a lot of work ... which, it seems, can not handle ... not to mention that it would be while still having to behave as a coherent social entity capable of competing at a political struggle now, when there is no Charles IV. that would give them the political position of privilege recalled. :-) Just joking ...
This is what it looked like from my perspective.