Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NIH funded WHAT??!

I just read this article and was a little shocked, to say the least. At a time when top cancer researchers and other prominent, productive scientists are finding it almost impossible to get funded, and many labs are shutting down, NIH appears to have money to burn. The article mentions a very large ($9.4 million) grant that included multiple projects. One of these projects examined penis size in the gay community and its relationship to sexual positions. The researchers claim that NIH money wasn't actually used to measure any men- just to pay for the write-up and analysis of the data. It doesn't matter what part of the study the money was used for. This was a complete waste of taxpayer money.

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