First published December 1, 2004 - More info
Despite great advances in health-related research and health care, major challenges remain regarding the causes and cures of many diseases; these may be overcome with further research. Our society is enthusiastic about fostering such investigations. However, available federal funds limit many such projects. Previously there have been sizable increases in the NIH budget, but because of the escalating cost of scientific investigation and the pressures of financing other much-needed governmental programs, recent growth in biomedical research funding has barely kept up with inflation. This article focuses on select attempts to sustain the record of scientific achievement enabled in the past by continued increasing investment and also suggests some solutions.
H. George Mandel, Elliot S. Vesell
Original citation: J. Clin. Invest.114:872–876 (2004). doi:10.1172/JCI23245
Citation for this erratum: J. Clin. Invest.114:1687 (2004). doi:10.1172/JCI23245E1
During the preparation of this manuscript for publication, an error was introduced into the second paragraph of the section entitled “Spokespersons for biomedical science.” The second sentence, regarding the National Caucus of Basic Biomedical Science Chairs, states, “It discusses basic life science and preclinical medical school faculty, issues relating mainly to teaching and research, as represented by department chairs.” The sentence should read, “It discusses research and teaching issues that concern basic life science and preclinical medical school faculty, as represented by their chairs.” We regret this error.