Decline in federal grants threatens state research

  • Article by: Dan Browning , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 12:40 AM

We’re still competitive, but some worry that talent won’t stick it out.

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Area51Jan. 26, 14 8:07 AM

I'm all for research, but maybe it's time for the practices of the scientific research industry to be reviewed and brought up to date. I have a friend who's a research physicist and he easily has a half dozen international trips a year to attend conferences and present papers, plus a couple domestic trips. There is value in face to face to discuss topics, but maybe some of it could be cut back without impacting the actual research?

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jackpinesavJan. 26, 14 8:39 AM

Once again....America eats the seed corn! At what point will the boomers figure out that losing Alzheimers research just might impact them? Long term thinking here is usually the 2nd quarter out. Reactionaries wanting to take us back to the fifties will be left wondering why we become a second tier economic power.

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gemie1Jan. 26, 14 8:59 AM

I am a 100 percent for research! I also believe that the way our national finances are going, there will be more cutbacks. One way of saving money is to do more cooperative research with other facilities and departments. In stead of being an individual facility or researcher, work in a more cooperative way. I would not be surprised if more findings and valuable research got done.

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daytonsajokeJan. 26, 1411:26 AM

maybe if we weren't throwing so much money at the faux AIDS crisis and income redistribution masking as global warming there would be money for other research.

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orvestaJan. 26, 14 4:28 PM

Once again, the result of regressive Republican policies is to make America poorer, less intelligent, and the result is we are and will continue to fall behind others in the world. Insanity = GOPTea

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plizzoJan. 27, 14 1:45 PM

Oh no! You mean these "researchers" won't be able to create their own mythical catastrophes (like global warming) to keep themselves employed? Say, guess which political party these "researchers" who are dependent on government grants vote for...go ahead, take a guess.

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orvestaJan. 27, 14 8:01 PM

plizzo - "Oh no! You mean these "researchers" won't be able to create their own mythical catastrophes (like global warming) to keep themselves employed" -> What you are saying has 1) No evidence; 2) No truth; 3) No basis other than deceit. /// /// /// What you are saying is that you do not believe in mathematics, science or the scientific method each is based upon. Period. Yet you depend on science and math every single minute of every single day. This is the ultimate indictment of not understanding what you are claiming.

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