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As pandemic pounds U.S. universities, federal support helps their labs stay afloat

At the University of Michigan, researchers returning to laboratories have their temperatures taken under new health and safety procedures. UM PHOTOGRAPHY

Science Magazine –

This spring, as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered U.S. higher education, many college presidents began to warn of the dire financial impact of a frozen U.S. economy on their institutions. Amidst the sea of red ink, however, one stream of revenue has remained healthy: the money universities receive from others—especially the federal government—to carry out research.