Europe: AIDS Research on a Budget

Science  19 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5371, pp. 1856-1858
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5371.1856

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PARIS-- European scientists have been on the front lines of the battle against AIDS from the very beginning and have scored some major hits in unraveling the disease, all the while working with just a fraction of the funding that their U.S. counterparts receive. Now even these modest sums are starting to shrink as one nation after another has cut its budget for AIDS research, leading a number of AIDS researchers to suggest that the European Union step in and fund a greater proportion of direct research costs.