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Finally, a scientist at Amgen has come up with something useful in the cancer research sciences.
In cancer science, many "discoveries" don't hold up. (Reuters) - A former researcher at Amgen Inc has found that many basic studies on cancer -- a high proportion of them from university labs -- are unreliable, with grim consequences for producing new medicines in the future.
So we really ought to look into theories that don't work, andNow that we have published information regarding the things that don't work, we really ought to look into the theories. Retraction Watch get ready! Someone needs to track this guy down. Name names and get an explanation for this:
science that isn't science.
Part way through his project to reproduce promising studies, Begley met for breakfast at a cancer conference with the lead scientist of one of the problematic studies.
"We went through the paper line by line, figure by figure," said Begley. "I explained that we re-did their experiment 50 times and never got their result. He said they'd done it six times and got this result once, but put it in the paper because it made the best story. It's very disillusioning."