Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

(credit: CBS News)

(credit: CBS News)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s.

She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.

“We are doing mapping of the brain at the University of Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic,” Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar said the National Institutes of Health funding has been cut because of sequestration, and is hurting valuable research in the area of Alzheimer’s.

“This is, of course, about the well being of patients, but it’s also about the economy,” Klobuchar said. “There are 8,000 medical research jobs in our state.”

Klobuchar has called on colleagues to fully fund the NIH with a targeted and balanced approach to deficit reduction.

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