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Scientists Need A Shorter Path To Research Freedom

Amen!

These are not my words but the title of an article on Nature by Francis Collins, director of NIH, a person who might might know a thing of two about research...

It's a great piece and I recommend everyone to read it. From the article...

The average age of PhD scientists awarded their first research grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) last year was 42. In 1981, the average was 36. As director of the NIH, I believe this is a problem that should be addressed.

Thank you Ahmed for sharing this link with me.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101006/full/467635a.html

Samuel Oduneye