Exciting collaboration

by Christina on January 23, 2010

We had a very exciting meeting with a basic scientist yesterday who knows a lot about telomeres and telomerase and wants to do more clinical studies… a perfect collaboration!

One thing I admired about this scientist was his curiosity – and willingness to experiment on HIMSELF! He was going to have his wife draw his blood every few hours so he could test one of his questions… I love it!
I get frustrated and discouraged with all of the time and effort that goes into actually getting a clinical study done: the grant writing, waiting, IRB approval, waiting, subject recruitment, waiting, and on and on. I am attracted to the simplicity of experimenting on oneself for certain questions (but of course, not every question could be answered this way).

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Jim Purdy January 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Self-experimentation is fascinating. One of my favorite blogs is that by Seth Roberts, whose self-experimentation was discussed in his book, The Shangri-La Diet.



Christina January 24, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Thanks, Jim! I will check out that blog!


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