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12/17/2012 10:20 am ET Updated Feb 16, 2013

Major Threats To Our Research Universities

Alamy

Consider for a moment how many of us have benefited from U.S. research universities' advances in antibiotics, X-rays or transistors -- and how many more sit on pins and needles in anticipation of the next innovations in cancer treatment, spinal cord repair or drought-resistant seeds.

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