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  • Switches At Bell Labs The shutdown of the U.S. government on November 14, occasioned by wrangling between Republicans and Democrats over stopgap budget bills, sharply curtailed representation of National Institutes of Health researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, held in San Diego November 11-16. NIH scientists whose functions were deemed "nonessential" were advised to leave the meeting between noon and midnight November 14 to ensure that the cost of their return flights would be covered. NIH employees staffing an institutional exhibit packed it up and shipped it home two days before the scheduled November 16 closing of the exhibit hall. A society press spokesman at the meeting maintained that "we have no way to gauge" how many...
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