Government Shutdown Could Have Lingering Effect on Medical Research, Scientists Say
Some scientists say the fallout from the 16-day partial federal government shutdown will have long-term effects on various research projects, including those examining Alzheimer's disease and heart disease. For example, the shutdown forced NIH to stop processing grant applications, resulting in a paperwork pileup that could affect thousands of grant application reviews. In addition, observers say that the shutdown could prove harmful to long-term research projects relying on data that are continuously collected.
- "Shutdown's Science Fallout Could Last for Years" (Samuelsohn, Politico, 10/17).