Gingrich Focuses Attention On Aging Research
The presidential hopeful urged more investment in Alzheimer's research as a step that would lead to savings down the road. Meanwhile, The AP reports how the tight budget could pit scientific priorities against each other in a funding competition.
The Associated Press: Gingrich: Alzheimer's Research Would Save Money
Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Monday said Alzheimer's disease is on pace to cost the government some $20 trillion over the next four decades and said boosting federal research money would be a wise investment (Elliott, 5/16).
The Associated Press: How To Squire Budget Cuts, Need For Aging Research
A disease standoff may be brewing: How can Alzheimer's research receive more scarce dollars without cutting from areas like heart disease or cancer? In one of the stark realities of the budget crisis, scientists' chances of winning research dollars from the National Institutes of Health for any condition have dipped to a new low (Neergaard, 5/16).