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Medical research is at risk in our nation. So too is prevention research, as well as the research needed to combat disease outbreaks, weed out costly inefficiencies and deadly errors from our health care system. Sequestration has already resulted in cuts to our federal health agencies; these cuts are on top of deep cuts already made to research. These continued cuts are stalling innovation and economic growth and discouraging the next generation of researchers and patients waiting for cures. If Congress continues to cut core federal functions, compromising our nation’€™s health and science agencies (National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug...
Research!America has come out with a four-part ad series titled: ’€œNice Save ’€“ American Ingenuity Saves Lives.’€ The ads began running in Politico last week and continue this week; if you live in the D.C. region and ride Metro, you’ll also see these ads appearing on the red line , starting July 9. This global health R&D awareness campaign highlights the success and (sometimes unexpected) payoffs of investing in health and global health research. Please view the ad series and learn how you can make a difference here .
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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You can change the image of things to come. But you can’t do it sitting on your hands … The science community should reach out to Congress and build bridges.
The Honorable John E. Porter