A contemporary biomedical investigation is akin to a triathlon: multiple challenges lying ahead before reaching the final destination. Contestants are competing with other but at the same time with their own limitations. A biomedical investigation consists of at least three distinct challenges to be overcome:
1. Formulate hypotheses and investigational strategies.
2. Conduct experiments using sophisticated technology platforms and adequate materials and samples.
3. Reach a novel conclusion by systematic analysis of data.
All these challenges require a high concentration of expertise to overcome them. Although the literature offers comprehensive references and success stories, young investigators are still frustrated by the enormous ...