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Science is Vital

The Science is Vital campaign aims to protect scientific research from government cuts

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the importance of protecting scientific research from the impending government cuts.

While we recognise that the country is facing economic difficulties, at Cancer Research UK we believe that research is absolutely crucial – both to improving the lot of cancer patients and to hastening the economic recovery.

We’re urging the government to protect scientific research from over-severe cuts.

Cancer Research UK receives no direct government funding for our research, but we fund world-class research in universities and institutes who depend on money from the state. And we work closely with the UK’s Research Councils, co-funding many vital projects.

So today we’ve signed the ‘Science is Vital’ petition, and we’re fully backing this campaign.

You can find out more about the campaign’s objectives on their website, where you can also read details of how else you can get involved.

And of  course, you can sign the petition there too.



Epsilica October 17, 2010

Research is a fundamental way of not only strengthening the UK economy but also to increase the well-being of it’s population. A reduced budget in this area will be felt for years to come, not only from the fact that new ideas will simply move abroad but also the benefits of those ideas will too.

Joshua Blake October 12, 2010

Medical research and other Science research that delves into improving our way of life should be spared from budget cuts. Why not take a portion of the budget from weapons development as we do not need more weapons to keep us safe. It is better to improve our way of life rather than developing a new weapon.

Joshua Blake
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