Medical Foundation Awards $600M for Scientific Research
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will provide $600 million to 56 U.S. scientists for risky but potentially lifesaving medical research. Scientists have warned that a decline in federal research funding since 2003 could hinder scientific advances. The private philanthropy hopes the funding will lead to major discoveries in a variety of fields, including genetics and biology.
- "U.S. Medical Research Gets $600M From Institute" (Rucker, Washington Post, 5/27).