Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's Hospital, recently wrote an opinion piece about the effect of the government shut down and sequestration on biomedical research. The piece, which appeared in The Boston Globe on October 15, explains that patients looking for cures or breakthroughs will likely suffer the most, as the National Institutes of Health turns away participants in research studies. She also details other areas of health and the economy that have been and will continue to be impacted by reduced funding.

Read the opinion piece from The Boston Globe.