Comment 30599

By UrbanRenaissance (registered) | Posted April 29, 2009 at 12:20:17

This reminded me of a story I read a few weeks ago about a Biochemist at Mac who was funded to look for compounds to fight cancer. He didn't find anything to treat cancer, but he did find several compounds which could help someone having a stroke. The problem is that the funding was done through a specific cancer only fund so to work on the stroke compound he'd have to shut the current project down and reapply to get new heart and stroke specific funding, wasting valuable time.

Here's a link to the whole story

History is full of accidental discoveries that advanced our knowledge of science and subsequently led to new technologies. Better funding is one step forward but we also need to cut down on the bureaucracy and red tape to allow our scientists and engineers to get to work, where ever it may lead.

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