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Money and Political Muscle Help Scientist Turn the Tide

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Science  05 Oct 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5540, pp. 40
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5540.40

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HERTFORDSHIRE, U.K.-- Start with a new grants program to forge closer ties between state labs and industry. Add hefty raises for faculty members. Blend in a conviction that science is the engine of economic development, and the result is a hearty meal for Hungarian science served up by former experimental physicist-turned-politician Jozsef Pálinkás, Hungary's education minister.