The MRC begins 2011 in a strong position
by Simon Denegri
It has been a rollercoaster and, at times, highly emotive year for science. Pre-spending fears of savage cuts were briefly substituted by a communal sign of relief after the event. Then the reality sunk in. And now it is about making the best of what we've got.
That's certainly been my sense of the feeling across the medical and health-research community ahead of this week's announcement of the science and research-budget allocations. But then we have perhaps had more time to run through the emotions than other areas of science.