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August 12, 2008

Fixing the structural ills of US biomedical research

This news piece is a good analysis about Michael Teitelbaum's article on policy changes to fill the cracks in academia?.

Fixing the structural ills of US biomedical research

By Jonathan M. Gitlin | Published: July 31, 2008 - 01:03PM CT

Although the US biomedical research endeavor might appear to be in great shape, it faces some significant problems. The rapid doubling of the NIH budget started during the Clinton administration was followed by several years of flat funding, and this has exposed structural cracks in the way that we're training and employing researchers. Here at Ars we've been banging that drum for a while now, and today in Science, Michael Teitelbaum, vice president of the Sloan Foundation, joins in with a policy forum article on the topic that contributes a list of suggestions for policymakers.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080731-fixing-the-structural-ills-of-us-biomedical-research.html

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