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OCT 02, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Government Shutdown Halts Scientific Research Projects Across The Country

WASHINGTON -- Just hours into the government shutdown on Monday, the world of scientific research began feeling the pain. Across the country, federal agencies shut their doors and required non-essential personnel to drop their work. The result was something akin to short-term paralysis, not just for officials in those institutions but also for the large community of researchers and academics that depends on them. At the University of Hawaii, work on a vaccination for rat lungworm disease -- a gastrointestinal infection that causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans -- was put on hold when ... Read More

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