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EU makes medicine research grants conditional on open access

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Effi, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Effi

    Effi Senior Member

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    http://www.appliedclinicaltrialsonl...en-access?topic=223&eid=356051934&bid=1505619
     
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    Excellent! Public money should buy public information. I think the UK recently made this commitment too (though we also made a commitment not to allow academics to discredit government policy with public funds :mad::mad:)
     
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    Sorry for being so literal, but what exactly is "personalized medicine"? And will they use mice or humans?
     
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    Certain physical characteristics, namely genetics, mean that certain people respond well to treatments whereas others do not. At the minute we just try different treatments until something sticks. Personalised medicine will aim to identify which treatments work for which individuals, so we can know in advance whether a treatment is likely to work or not.
     
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    And they seem serious about it:
     
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    I've been feeling compelled into maniacal laughter often when I read the medical news of late.

    But seriously, folks -- it's nice to see some change.
     
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    Paralee Senior Member

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    Pardon my suspicious mind, but if that's true, I'm wondering just where that transparency stops....or does it include its citizens privacy, too? Not trying to be a Maytag, I just have trust issues with TPTB.
     
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    I'm sorry, I've turned into a thread stopper.
     

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