Researchers in the UK will start to see a bit more cash flowing their way, reports ScienceInsider's Daniel Clery. George Osborne, chancellor of the exchequer, recently announce that his autumn budget would include £200 million for research infrastructure. Though this only goes a short way to restoring science budgets that were severely cut during the UK's round of austerity measures, it does give researchers a little bit of good news, Clery says. Royal Society President Paul Nurse tells Clery that he hopes the announcement is the start of reversing the cuts, and not just a "one off," he says, adding: "We have world class scientists and they need world class places to do their work — you would not keep a Da Vinci in a garden shed."
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Dec 01, 2011