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A scientist explains why research matters

Steve Hanes, PhDPeople live longer, some forms of childhood leukemia have been cured and smallpox has been wiped out -- all thanks to biomedical research, says Steve Hanes, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Upstate. He talks about how scientific research has contributed to America's role in the world and the challenge of seeking scientific progress at a time when funding is in jeopardy.