The term “teamwork” is widely used when talking about scientific research, but when it comes to the Mayo Clinic version, it means cross-disciplinary teams with complementary members. Some teams form to pursue special problems for limited periods, while others form alliances that last for years, with prolific results. The latter is the case with a physician-researcher and a lab scientist, one older and accomplished, the other younger with new ideas and needed skills. Together they are tackling some of the toughest problems in kidney disease. Even if you’re tops in your field, you may need a partner with skills you don’t have. Read the rest of the article on Discovery's Edge.
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