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British Research Charities See Funds Dry Up

In the United Kingdom, medical charities provide a vital supplement to government funding of biomedical research, with organizations such as the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK investing heavily in lab facilities and research grants. But with the economy in tatters, their coffers are taking major hits as investments go sour and donations dry up. The Independent today offers a new wrap-up of how the financial downturn will hamper the research efforts of the Wellcome Trust, CRUK, the Leukaemia Foundation, and the British Heart Foundation.