When I hear the phrase "test subject", the first thing I think of is a rat, and it's true, most scientists use rats or mice for their studies, but it turns out they may have been making a mistake. Many studies involving rats and other animals have been misleading. Not only can it throw researchers... Continue Reading →
A long process- Alicia L.
The second chapter in Richard Harris's book, "It's hard even on the good days" focuses mostly on the challenges in biomedical research, such as natural variation. I was surprised to learn that natural variation is a struggle in the biomedical world. Because of it, researchers' conclusions can only be based off of inferences. "Likewise, a... Continue Reading →
A different view- Alicia L.
After completing the introduction and chapter one, I realized that even scientists can turn a blind eye to the fact that not all information that is said to be true, is actually true. I understand that it's easy to use what they already have and work off of that and that money is limited, but... Continue Reading →
Ready to Research- Alicia L.
Hi, my name is Alicia L. I am looking forward to reading Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions and poor design of research studies. Next year in biomed I hope to learn more about the mistakes that are made in biomedicine because there is a lot of false advertising... Continue Reading →