Tumors on Ice as Budget Impasse Freezes Medical Research

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Sequestration has cast a shadow of uncertainty over public funding for medical research. Steven Houser, director of the cardiovascular research center at Temple’s School of Medicine, said he fears the cuts will hamper research for years to come, shrinking the number of trainees hired or accepted into graduate programs, and causing still other students to question whether research is a viable career option. “The main thing that’s going to happen is people are going to lose jobs,” Houser said.