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