Fate of Independent Research Institutes Hangs in the Budgetary Balance: Scientific American

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A decade of neglecting the National Institutes of Health budget has left a sector of science scrabbling to survive

diana buja‘s insight:

Grim assessment from a responder: "There certainly is a need for research, and the NIH essentially funds research about human health and disease and there has been progress, but now we essentially have an aging population which requires much higher medical costs as well, so money will probably end up going to patient care rather than research… 

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About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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