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  •  Foolish to starve research (2+ / 0-)
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    My husband (a researcher in neuroscience in UT) says that once labs shut down due to lack of funds, it is too cost prohibitive to start it back up again, even if a miracle influx of cash appears.

    •  hey. i'm a neuroscientist in utah! (0+ / 0-)

      the other problem is once you lose your funding, it is difficult to generate the preliminary data to stay competitive. vicious  cylce.

      "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan." final words of R Holbrooke

      by UTvoter on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 05:59:16 AM PST

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      •  Yes, (1+ / 0-)
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        UTvoter

        Funding is necessary to keep that cycle going. My post in the middle of the night was incomplete. So, are you at the U? My husband studies neurodegenerative diseases. (deliberately leaving out detail)
        The political assault on science, research and education is chilling. I cannot understand this attitude that ONLY business has any value. Well, without science, research and a well educated populace, the business community is screwed in about 10-20 years. But tell that to Buttars!

        •  yup. i'm here. (0+ / 0-)

          "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan." final words of R Holbrooke

          by UTvoter on Wed Feb 16, 2011 at 08:41:31 AM PST

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          •  Good luck UTvoter (1+ / 0-)
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            Glad you're at the U, which means you probably live in  relatively sane Salt Lake City or environs. We are also Utah voters, but up here in Cache Valley, UPPER Cache Valley, which is like Siberia, politically. Any time we publish a letter to the editor with actual facts in it we get lambasted with stupidness. I've taken to not even reading any of the online comments.

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