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Industry tightens its purse strings

Research funding from the US National Institutes of Health has increased dramatically since the 1990s, but money isn't flowing as freely from industry anymore, according to a new report. A survey of more than 2,000 randomly selected life science researchers across the US found that industry funding of studies fell by 8% from 1995 to 2006. The authors note, though, that industry ties are still common: more than half of the life science faculty polled in 2007 had some connection with industry, such as serving as consultants (Health Aff. 28, 1814–1825; 2009).

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Industry tightens its purse strings. Nat Med 15, 1338 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm1209-1338b

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