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Report Aims to Rescue Science From Doldrums

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Science  07 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5574, pp. 1781-1782
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5574.1781a

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BERN-- A decade of stagnation has sent Swiss science into a downward spiral that only broad reforms and a massive infusion of funds can reverse. That, at least, is the diagnosis offered last week by the Swiss government's science advisory body. However, it's unclear whether leaders of the Swiss Federal Council, the government's executive branch, are prepared to prescribe strong medicine.