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Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to our humble new abode! After years of hosting a blog on our domain, we felt it was time to give our blog a fresh coat of paint and some new appliances. The end result is what you see here, and this will be the home of Research!America’s blog moving forward. Our old blog home will still live on as an archive, as we believe there is plenty of timeless and valuable information there. But we will no longer be adding new posts there. So please, take a look around and help us test the blinds. If you see something that’s not working as it should, please let us know by dropping an email to editor@researchamerica.org . Again, thank you and welcome!
We NEED CURES, NOT CUTS. Sequestration arbitrarily stifles federal investment in national priorities like medical research and innovation, at the expense of America and Americans. Deficit reduction is important, but there are ways to achieve it that do not set out nation back, threatening our global leadership and shortchanging the health and safety of the American people.

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Luck shouldn't play a role in why I'm alive.
Laurie MacCaskill, a seven-year pancreatic cancer survivor