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Declines in Funding Hamper Kidney Research and Other Areas of Medical Study

• Medical research funding in the United States is at an all-time low. • Diminished funding has affected kidney disease research more than other disease-defined research areas.

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President’s Budget Proposal Could Decrease Access to Lab Tests Vital to Patient Care

The President’s budget proposes cuts to laboratory reimbursement that could have a significant impact on patient health by hindering the development and implementation of new technologies, reducing the number of laboratories serving underserved populations, decreasing patient access to such vital tests as hepatitis C and cancer screenings, and diminishing the quality of testing.

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Backfire: US Defense Cutback May Have Dangerous Consequences

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Obama’s Support for Research Fuels Jobs, Feeds People

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Rutgers University Is Top School Nationwide for Chemistry Research and Development Funding

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For the second in a row, Rutgers leads U.S. universities in federal funding for chemistry R&D, according to a top industry publication. For the first time, Rutgers ranks #1 nationally for chemistry R&D funding from all sources. The rankings are in Chemical and Engineering News.

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Game-Changing Shift Occurring in Cancer Discovery and Treatment

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Research advances that have come to fruition over the past year demonstrate extraordinary progress in the fight against cancer, according to a new report released today by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The report stresses, however, that recent budget cuts and years-long flat funding can only delay efforts to translate research into effective treatments for millions of individuals with cancer.

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NIH Director Warns That U.S. Research Funding is Falling Behind, Calls for New Focus on Innovation at Medical Schools

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NIH Director Francis Collins was the keynote speaker at a conference that kicked off University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Accelerating Innovation and Discovery in Medicine (ACCEL-Med) program in which the medical school asked a panel of world-famous scientists to act as advisors and consultants on where the School’s research efforts should be.

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As Budget Committee Readies to Meet, The Endocrine Society Helps Sponsor New Report Examining How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer and Less Safe

As the House and Senate budget conference committee readies to meet November 13th, a new report shows how millions of Americans have been hurt by the reckless cuts to programs that rely on discretionary federal funding, from medical research to education and national parks.

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New Report Highlights How Sequestration Threatens Social and Behavioral Sciences

Federal investment in social and behavioral science research has improved the health and well-being of Americans for years, but a new report published today shows how reckless discretionary federal funding cuts now threaten important work like this.

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Seven UIC Spinoff Companies Highlight Importance of Federally Funded University Research to U.S. Economic Growth

A new report by a coalition of the leading U.S. research universities focuses on the creation of new companies that bring innovations to market, create new jobs, and contribute to economic growth through federal investment in research. The University of Illinois at Chicago is a standout leader in spawning the birth of such startup enterprises.

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