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  1. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
  2. Research: Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US

    Kenneth D Gibbs Jr et al.
    A systems-level analysis of the biomedical workforce in the US shows that current strategies to enhance faculty diversity are unlikely to have a significant impact, and that there is a need to increase the number of PhDs from underrepresented minority backgrounds who move on to postdoctoral positions.
  3. Living Science: Luck, jobs and learning

    Eve Marder
    Eve Marder believes that many of the most important events in our lives, both personal and professional, depend to some degree on luck or chance.
  4. Point of View: Nomad scientists and the ones left behind

    Maya Bar et al.
    To improve the diversity of the scientific workforce, we should not penalize researchers who are unable to move abroad for long periods.
  5. Scientist and Parent: A question of time

    Peter Rodgers
    How does a scientist balance establishing a career and starting a family?
  6. Point of View: Avoiding a lost generation of scientists

    Justin Q Taylor et al.
    By sharing their experiences, early-career scientists can help to make the case for increased government funding for researchers.
  7. Living Science: A good life

    Eve Marder
    Following a career in science involves long hours and hard work, but as Eve Marder explains in the first of a series of columns, it can also be extremely rewarding.
  8. Living Science: Crossing oceans

    Eve Marder
    Eve Marder explains why all scientists should spend time living and working in a foreign country.
  9. Point of View: Strategies from UW-Madison for rescuing biomedical research in the US

    Judith Kimble et al.
    A cross-campus, cross-career stage and cross-disciplinary series of discussions at a large public university has produced a series of recommendations for addressing the problems confronting the biomedical research community in the US.
  10. Point of View: A recipe for mediocrity and disaster, in five axioms

    Henry R Bourne
    Biomedical research in the US will become unsustainable unless scientists and research institutions start to question certain assumptions they have long taken for granted.