Bill Farquhar, a professor in KAAP, recently penned an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the need for increased funding for biomedical research. He included details about another KAAP researcher, Melissa Witman, who is researching heart and blood-vessel function in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Her work, he writes, could not be done without the support of the National Institutes of Health. He ends his column with these powerful words: “Only through stable and sustained growth in research funding can we combat the diseases that kill the many, such as cancer and heart disease, as well as the heartbreaking diseases that affect the few, like Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” Read his column here

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