Year : 2012 | Volume
: 3 | Issue : 2 | Page : 111--112
The power of thought and potential of globalization of scientific research to overcome political and economic limitations
Arun H. S. Kumar
Editor In Chief, Journal Natural Science Biology and Medicine, India
Arun H. S. Kumar
Editor In Chief, Journal Natural Science Biology and Medicine
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Kumar AH. The power of thought and potential of globalization of scientific research to overcome political and economic limitations.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2012;3:111-112
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A major part of the world is currently under unstable economic recession, which is greatly impacting the political and social life. The big challenge is how we can overcome this recession to restore political and social stability? Unfortunately currently a clear answer to this question is not available and hence, the challenge remains unsolved. Interestingly this sort of uncertainties is not new to scientific research has irrespective of the scientific domain, failures are a common experience in scientific research, as majority of experiments often fail. Over the years scientists learn from such failures and evolve breakthrough discoveries, which benefit pandemic population. While the general principles of learning from failure apply to all sectors the scientific way has a special charm as it is based on facts rather than virtual thoughts /concepts. Especially in the era of globalization one can envision the power of thought and its influence to impact any society. I often wonder if politicians and economist start thinking like scientists, the world would have been a much better place and probably we will never see the scenario of economic recession, which we are currently experiencing. Contrary to such a possibility the current norms are reverse wherein rather than the science influencing politics and economics, it is vice versa. It is very much necessary that the current economic concepts of virtual money, virtual businesses, which have lead to real problems, changes to real money, real businesses and virtual problems. I very much would like to see contributions from economists as well as scientists to futures issues of JNSBM on how globalization of scientific research (scientific migrations) can impact overcoming political and economic limitations.
Further emphasising on the power of thought, the human brain is the most versatile creation of nature with fascinating neuronal circuitry. In the current issue we have a very interesting article questioning 'Mirror mirror on the wall, am I the best neuron among all?' An ancient Indian text quotes that 'brain should control your mouth and not the vice versa'. Under disease conditions the mouth can potentially control the activities of brain, reflecting this concept is an article in this issue on dental perspectives on obstructive sleep apnoea. Interestingly nature has provided us with solutions to several such problems and yet another example of this is shown in this issue on the role of a natural product to cure stress induced memory and learning defects. The modern world and the dynamics of globalization have a collateral impact on stress, which is increasingly seen has a greater public health hazard. This has evolved development of several approaches to combat stress including the several options from the natural sources, which continues to be discovered and scientifically validate. Diagnosis is equally important to that of therapeutics both from the economics and disease management aspects. In the current issue we have a couple of articles identifying suitable novel biomarkers, which I believe while being of good business potential will be very effective in disease management. In this issue we have also included few articles in the area of surgery and anatomy, focusing on key elements of ethnicity specific morphometry, anatomical site for nerve block and improved techniques for fixing zygomatic fractures.
Epidemiological studies have collaterally contributed to the advancement of science, biology and medicine. In this issue we have an article on incidence of parasitic infections in school going children's, which I believe will be a valuable data for policy makers to adopt suitable measures to reduce such incidences and also equally important to therapeutic developers to identify and understand possible tolerance/resistance mechanisms to currently available therapeutics. In these lines yet another article reports the incidence and distribution patterns on cancers in a specific geographical location. Again availability of such data on different geographical regions will be very valuable for developing optimal therapeutic measures. A closely related issue to this is the aspects of personalized medicine, which is currently in vogue among many funding agencies to develop tailor made drugs. Although it remains to see if the logistics of personalised, medicine will be economically viable in addition to its scientific limitations. We have included in this issue an article looking at the intronic single nucleotide polymorphisms and gene profiling in therapeutic response in chronic myeloid leukaemia, which may be a step towards personalised medicine. The neutraceutical sector is also a rapidly growing business sector with increasing popularity globally. In this issue we have a very interesting article on the various neutraceuticals available for management of diabetes.
In addition to various research and review articles we have included several case reports in this issue in the areas of dentistry, toxicology, general surgery and oncology, which I believe will be very valuable reference for teaching and learning to our medical and scientific community. I wish you enjoy reading the scientific and clinical information we have included in this issue and look forward to your continued contribution to JNSBM.