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    Article: End the wasteful tyranny of reviewer experiments

    Peer review of scientific papers in top journals is bogged down by unnecessary demands for extra lab work, argues Hidde Ploegh.

    Submit a biomedical-research paper to Nature or other high-profile journals, and a common recommendation often comes back from referees: perform additional experiments. Although such extra work can provide important support for the results being presented, all too frequently it represents instead an entirely new phase of the project, or does not extend the reach of what is reported. It is often expensive and unnecessary, and slows the pace of research to a crawl. Among scientists in my field, there is growing concern that escalating demands by reviewers for the top journals, combined with the increasingly managerial role assigned to editors, now represents a serious flaw in the process of peer review.
    Read more: http://www.nature.com/news/2011/1104...l/472391a.html

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    why can I totally imagine what this guy is talking about??
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    It is often expensive and unnecessary, and slows the pace of research to a crawl.
    So true. I wish more truths of this world came out for the community to see and maaayyybe wake up a little and become maladjusted at this.
    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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    People who have blind faith in initial research data are stupid sheep being duped by greedy semi-scientists looking to rake in mega bucks from morons. Right Oxy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    People who have blind faith in initial research data are stupid sheep being duped by greedy semi-scientists looking to rake in mega bucks from morons. Right Oxy!
    First things first. People who have blind faith in anything, are plain dumb. That I agree. That's bad.

    I don't know who the "greedy semi-scientists" you talk about are. ¿?
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    - Give X-cell a call..

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    Oxy has stock in x-cell. He has blind faith in their procedure because it has no religious connection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    Oxy has stock in x-cell. He has blind faith in their procedure because it has no religious connection.
    and Germany has shown historical high tolerance for self righteous tyranny.

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    and most of Germany is Catholic…

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    Oxy has stock in x-cell. He has blind faith in their procedure because it has no religious connection.
    You're the man
    Don't ask what clinical trials can do for you, ask what you can do for clinical trials.

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