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Lapis lazuli

Member Since 25 Feb 2008
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Nicest Thing That Someone Has Said About Your Acne

01 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

Let me (and everyone else here) know! And yes this was inspired by that other thread with a title which only differs one word from the title of this one. wink.png

 

I don't have acne but someone commented on my scar once saying it made me look tough which in her opinion added sexiness. shifty.gif


Does Money Speed Things Up?

23 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Here's another (serious) question for you.

Is it so that if acne research gets more money things will speed up in terms of finding a better treatment or an actual cure? Is it so that if e.g. someone won the lottery and made millions and all that money went to acne research things would go faster?

Or is it so that at this very moment a lot of reseachers are working their butts off, trying to find a cure and they have all the money they need and everything is going as fast as humanly possible?

I've heard one doctor say once that most researchers don't really care if they find something new. Or if they do they just look for the thrill of "being able to prove someone else wrong" or just for the thrill of trying something and subsequently succeeding. One researcher who worked on cancer said that he didn't have a problem with it as it was "just natures way of clearing the stage for the new generation". If people like that are working on finding cures for potentially fatal illnesses, things aren't ideal it seems to me. I mean you'd think that things could be made to go faster if a focussed, dedicated group of people came together who actually cared if there was a cure or not.

What do you think? Could a wealthy person get a group of good researchers together and make a difference?