What are we to think when we read that NIH funding for medical research has lost nearly one quarter of its purchasing power in the last decade? The Ebola crisis exposed this slippage in dramatic and deadly ways.  When the outbreak came, no drugs were approved for treatment and no vaccine was available to prevent the outbreak. Lasker President Claire Pomeroy discusses how loss of funding for medical research affects our ability to cope with crises such as Ebola.

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