[ExI] glutamine and life-extension
sparge at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 02:08:10 UTC 2010
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:29 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can't easily find actual figures but I think in the world as a whole
> most medical research is publicly funded.
Most *medical* research? Maybe. Most *drug* research? No way.
> The purpose of publicly
> funded research is to discover things that are interesting or useful,
> which is not always the same as discovering things that can be sold
> for a lot of money. Drug companies generally won't spend money
> researching dietary supplements or doing basic research because they
> have nothing to gain from it, even though society does. If public
> researchers do not think it is worthwhile investigating something then
> it is probably because they think it is unlikely it will yield useful
Exactly. That was point of my first posting in this thread.
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