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Rant Baby Rant

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-30-2013

Over the last several weeks we have written several posts about the 2013 budget sequestration. The sequester is expected to cut billions of dollars from American science funding and will set research back by at least two years if not more. While many of us wish to scream from the rooftops, we may have difficulty finding a forum that allows us to express ourselves appropriately.

As such, I invite you, our dear readers, to use the comment section below to let the rest of the scientific world know exactly how you feel about the sequester. How do you think it will impact your research? What can we do to help ourselves? What would you like to say to your government?

All posts are moderated, however, barring any offensive comments, we will liberally post your comments giving you public space for your thoughts. Please share and let the world know what you think!

Obama Blasts Congress Over Sequestration’s Impact on Science

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-30-2013

Yesterday morning (April 29, 2013), President Obama addressed the National Academy of Sciences on the occasion of the academy’s 150th anniversary. While any organization has the right to celebrate 150 years of existence, this particular anniversary has been darkened by the dark cloud of sequestration and looming funding cuts to our country’s research and development programs.

During his speech, Obama promised that he was committed to investing in science, however, he hinted that the funding should come from private investment, since the sequester is expected to shave close to $1.5 Billion dollars off of the all-important NIH budget. Such cuts pose a real threat to scientific progress and Obama mentioned that

Instead of racing ahead … our scientists are left wondering if they’ll be able to start any new research projects at all, which means we could lose a year, two years, of scientific research.

Scary stuff. Are you worried about your research? How do you think sequestration will affect your research?

Sequestration Will Result in $9.5 Billion Cut to Science Funding

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 04-08-2013

Watch What Do Federal Spending Cuts Mean for Science, Researchers? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

Sequestration May Mean Years of Research Wasted

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-27-2013

$90 Million Investment for Translational Research

 :: Posted by American Biotechnologist on 03-16-2012

Merck, known outside the United States and Canada as MSD, today announced a collaboration to create the California Institute for Biomedical Research (Calibr), an independent, not-for-profit organization (501c3) established to accelerate the translation of basic biomedical research into innovative, new medicines to treat disease.

Calibr will be led by Peter G. Schultz, Ph.D., a world-renowned chemist and biotechnology entrepreneur. The Institute will offer academic scientists, around the world, a streamlined, efficient and flexible path for translating their biomedical research into novel medicines.

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