NIH Crisis Could Hurt Research Scientists--and Science

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The University of Michigan could lose up to 40 percent of its research faculty if a crisis at the National Institutes of Health continues, the Michigan Daily reports. NIH's annual grants now total $28 billion, but a congressional funding freeze could imperil that money. At Michigan, one of the country's largest research universities, that would have huge consequences, the Daily concludes, adding: "If the university wishes to remain among the leaders and best in biomedical research, it must act on behalf of its research faculty before it's too late."