Funds for KU bioscience research rejected

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A tentative deal on a final Kansas budget does not include $2 million to fund an effort for a new bioscience research and development center at the University of Kansas.

Gov. Sam Brownback had urged legislators to include funding for the proposed Kansas Institute of Translational Chemical Biology but he didn’t include the proposal in his budget amendment.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Gene Suellentrop, a Republican from Wichita, said Thursday budget negotiators felt the proposal needed further study.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1iKFby0 ) the institute would promote research and drug development and encourage collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. University officials also said it would attract businesses interested in working with scientists doing research on new drugs.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

 

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