How to Get Fewer Scientists

President Bush told cancer researchers gathered at the National Institutes of Health in January that we need to "make sure that our scientists are given the tools and encourage young kids to become scientists in the first place." Yet his administration's stingy NIH budgets over the past five years and its threat last week to veto the appropriations bill giving the NIH a small funding boost sound more like components of a Discourage Future Scientists Act. Full Story »

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Lisa Flay
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by Lisa Flay - Oct. 1, 2008

The subject matter is very important. There are a couple of issues excluded from this story-many PhD candidates need a post-doc or two to be competitive in industry and many ideas do not come from private industry, they come from the academic world where many post docs do the very time consuming and expensive research that is then utilized by business. Cutting off funding also reduces the number of professors to continue education.

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