Dr Peter Agre, 2003 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and who the Science Media Centre caught up with in June, says funding and politics in the US are hurting a field critical to solving world crises.
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“In the last eight years, science has been hurt by the underfunding of science agencies and the politization of science.”
“Not only do we need more money for research grants, we need enhanced support for the public education system and tax benefits to encourage research and development in industry.”
“It’s not just that there’s a lack of public interest in science, it’s that there’s a lack of interest in learning,”