April 04, 2017

WBUR: Northeastern Celebrates Grand Opening Of $225 Million Science Facility

Amid uncertainty around the future flow of federal research dollars, Northeastern University celebrated the grand opening of its new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex on Monday, pointing to the $225 million facility as evidence of the school's growing ambition and its commitment to scientific advances in Massachusetts.

"...It is staggeringly stupid not to invest in research," Warren said in remarks that focused on President Trump's administration and its proposed cuts to federal research funding.

Warren used Alzheimer's disease as an example of the importance of research funding. Last year, Americans spent $259 billion, she said, taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer's. The federal government, through the National Institutes of Health, spent "less than one half of 1 percent of that amount" fighting back against the disease and looking for a cure, Warren said.

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