by John Timmer
April 16, 2014
Senior researchers who helped build the system now think it's unsustainable
It's no secret that biology research in the U.S. is facing a number of challenges. After years of rapid growth, the funding for biomedical research has dropped by 25 percent in real dollar terms since 2003, leaving researchers scrambling to keep their labs running. Meanwhile, the system is still training far more graduates than there are faculty positions to fill. But it's tempting to think that taking care of the first by increasing the funding would help take care of the second. Learn more.
Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown?