Current Research on Biomedicine
Emanual Michael Patelia*
Department of Pharmacology, University of Bedfordshire, UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Emanual Michael Patelia
Department of Pharmacology
University of Bedfordshire, UK
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 22, 2013; Accepted Date: September 22, 2013; Published Date: September 26, 2013
Citation: Patelia EM (2013) Current Research on Biomedicine. J Bioanal Biomed 5: 097-098. doi: 10.4172/1948-593X.1000087
Copyright: © 2013 Patelia EM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An annual sum of approximately £2.8 billion is spent on academic medical research in the UK – £1.2 billion of which is sourced from medical charities. Despite only being a fraction of the amount spent on medical research in the US, the UK is second only to the US in terms of research output, with more articles and citations per researcher than any other country. But how much research with a medical aim is actually converted into a benefit for patients? Is it all money well spent? These are the questions being asked as we endure an economic downturn, while patients seek the next miracle cure.