I am looking at the Wnt signalling pathway in my research, which is altered in some cancers. Last week, my supervisor gave me two of the latest papers in the field to look at. I haven't read them in detail yet but below are two sentences from the papers:
So those are almost the opposite claims?
Now both claims may be true, and I am happy to believe that both outcomes are possible depending on the setup of the experiments. This is the reality of research in the biological sciences.
Every day I am learning that we have little clue on how the human body works. I guess that's allowed - biological systems have been evolving and getting more complex for billions of years. Plus, we are trying to advance the human knowledge, so it's OK not to know everything at the other edges of science, but it's a bit scary from the inside.
Better get on with it then.