Cutting budgets for medical research is dangerous

Author: Claire Pomeroy and Eric R. Kandel
Date Published: June-2014
Source: CNN

Renee was just a baby when she was diagnosed with a deadly liver disease. At age 23, Erin was told she had cancer. And Shelley's progressive hearing loss isolated her from her family and the world. Every day, patients like them seek hope that new treatments and cures are on the horizon. That hope is now seriously threatened by our nation's declining commitment to investing in medical research.