Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Biomedical research crisis questioned
Research scientists are feeling financial pain that is largely self-inflicted, a BusinessWeek story says.
The National Institutes of Health budget doubled over a five-year period ending in 2003, leading to new projects, lab buildings and equipment. That was followed by years of flat funding that couldn't sustain the larger scientific enterprise, the story says.
Kevin Casey senior director of federal and state relations at Harvard suggests that a steady 10 percent growth might have been better, the story says.
Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 09:42 AM