The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started – Norman Cousins, Author.
Welcome to The Accidental Researcher!
Health and medical research provides hope for many patients and their families. While there’s no doubt research is changing the future of many serious illnesses, it’s a slow, laborious process.
There are highs and lows, twists and turns. A discovery that points the way to a new potential therapeutic target is exhilarating. Even better still of course, is the development of a new treatment after decades of effort by numerous people. The lows cast long shadows at times. Failure to win grant funding is perhaps the most common setback, threatening the future of a particular research direction, or worse, continued job prospects in an ever competitive world.