reply to post by JibbyJedi
Interesting video... Question, and this is meant with all due respect. I understand the anger with the pharam companies, but they are a business.
Should they be forced to on a project that might not pan out, and on the off chance it does, wont be able to recoup the loss of the R and D / trials /
The video talks about a potential wonder drug against cancer, but to date its only been used in animals, not humans. There is no guarantee it would
work in humans.
With that being said, Government is in the business of looking out for the welfare of the people. Why not petition world governemts for small
donations to get the testing done. That way, once done and if successful, it can be handed out to everyone world wide?
The dilema I face when asking myself these questions is - We know why busineeses are preent - to make money. They are not required to give away
charity, or to engage in anything that would better humanity. To place that label on them only sets us up for failure when they decline.
If anything these types of research should be done as far away from pharam companies as possible. Advancing medical science outside of the boardroom
would not only be a boon for humans, but would possibly put some of those pharams out of business, or force them to partner up and change their
To drive the last point home, scientists in the HIV-AIDS case relied on gamers, not pharams, to assist in solving the problem.
Whats to prevent that from becoming the new business model? Instead of spending hundreds of millions over a decade, they can spend 100k and get an
answer within 3 weeks. Heck I would like to see a non profit set up that specifically targets the gaming community to help advance this stuff faster
for global human benefeit.
The results should be posted / shared to anyone, world wide, to expedite the possibility of medical cures / breakthroughs.
Again, forcing the pharam companies to change or be left behind.
When we keep hitting a brick wall, we either go around it, or, as a last resort, you blast your way through it.
reply to post by soficrow
We won't know until we see how this discovery affects those questions. Is the discovery cholesterall specific? Would it be possible to develop
something that only targets one type of cholesterol?
I remain optomistic because a week or so ago we didnt even know what we know now. 1 question took 10 years to be answered. We have now moved onto the
Good.. Bad.... we moved on. If this pans out then we might be closer to a cure. If it doesnt pan out then we know that thie line of possibility is no
longer viable, allowing resources to move into a different direction. The research and exclusion of this info could very well lead to another ah ha
something that might not have been possible if this discovery never existed...