Funding cuts will jeopardize scientific discovery and economic growth. In the following videos, scientists discuss how basic research drives medical progress, hope and jobs.

Read testimonials from scientists and patients concerned about funding cuts to research.



"Federal funding is very important to improve human health."

—Sarah Kucenas, PhD, assistant professor of biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


"My lab is now less than a third of the size it was just a few years ago and we now have many research projects that have to be halted..."

—Kerri Mowen, PhD, assistant professor, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA


"I'd encourage you to take this special time in science to up your funding for basic research."

—Miles Pufall, PhD, assistant professor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


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