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Can small institutes address some problems facing biomedical researchers?

Sheetz MP - Mol. Biol. Cell (2014)

Bottom Line: With an open-lab concept, there are economies of scale that can diminish paperwork and costs, while providing greater access to state-of-the-art equipment.Merging multiple disciplines around a common theme can catalyze innovation, and this enables individuals to develop new concepts without giving up the credit they deserve, because it is usually clear who did the work.Small institutes do not solve larger systemic problems but rather enable collective efforts to address the noisome aspects of the system and foster an innovative community effort to address scientific problems.

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Affiliation: Mechanobiology Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 102275, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ms2001@columbia.edu.

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Can small institutes address some problems facing biomedical researchers?

Sheetz MP - Mol. Biol. Cell (2014)

Michael P. Sheetz
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Bottom Line: With an open-lab concept, there are economies of scale that can diminish paperwork and costs, while providing greater access to state-of-the-art equipment.Merging multiple disciplines around a common theme can catalyze innovation, and this enables individuals to develop new concepts without giving up the credit they deserve, because it is usually clear who did the work.Small institutes do not solve larger systemic problems but rather enable collective efforts to address the noisome aspects of the system and foster an innovative community effort to address scientific problems.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Mechanobiology Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 102275, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ms2001@columbia.edu.

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Related in: MedlinePlus