Related StoriesInner hearing damage brain warnings from nerve cellsLinkam stages in use in the Wolfson Bioimaging Service at the University of Bristol as part of the endocytic sorting analysis of Dr Paul VerkadeScalable production of gene therapy vectors: an interview with Frank UbagsGoldberg highlights that females made up fully 50 % of U.S. Postdoctoral experts in biology in 2007 yet that proportion decreased below 20 % at another career step of obtaining a faculty placement. Many factors contribute to this decline, Goldberg explains, but the expense and logistics of childcare during professional meetings all too often sideline many young women at a critical moment in their research professions. The ASCB’s Annual Achieving is pre-eminent in neuro-scientific cell biology, and yet may skip the meeting because they can’t spend the money for extra childcare expense to take part, notes Sandy Masur who chairs the ASCB’s Ladies in Cell Biology Committee, which will help administer the awards.You feel powerless to change and live a completely positive life, so who cares if you smoke cigarettes, drink, gamble, financially sabotage yourself, ruin human relationships and live an apathetic existence? We’re all screwed! This is actually the psychic plague talking. It is taking us down an extremely dangerous road. We ‘re going right along because we react to this inner demon passively. When you feel powerless to change the proceedings inside you, you don’t care much about what is going on outside you! This places most of humanity in a harmful place.