SciDev.net reports on the potential effects of US budget cuts on the research and development of vaccines, drugs, diagnostics and devices to combat HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The report notes that one TB trial in Brazil has already been shut down because of the US budget battle. Federal agencies have already seen their budgets cut by 5% after the stalemate, a worrying figure as US support has aided the development of 200 of the 365 global health products moving through the R&D pipeline.
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Has US budget cuts affected your research? What implications may this have on the development of new products, particularly diagnostics?