University research discovers hard truths of U.S. budget crisis

Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist Carol Greider used to have eight to 10 young researchers working in her university laboratory, but with U.S. government funds for scientific research shrinking in recent years, shes gone down to four. Sequestration, Washingtons name for $85 billion in federal spending cuts this year, promises to cut even deeper into Greiders team at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Shes decided she cannot afford to hire "a promising young researcher" she wanted to add to her staff for the next academic year.

University research discovers hard truths of U.S. budget crisis