Monday, September 18, 2006

Decrease in medical funding

The Scientific Activist blog details the serious decrease in American government funding for scientific research in biomedicine and medical research.

This isn't pie-in-the-sky knowledge-for-the-sake-of-it research, this is research into disease and health. The percentage of unsolicited grants which were accepted for funding has fallen from 20% in 2000 to just 9% now; renewal grants have fallen from just under 53% to just over 32%.

You can see the actual numbers here.

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