Hurricane Katrina devastated scientific research in this city, claiming thousands of laboratory animals, ruining valuable caches of tissue, and interrupting clinical experiments as patients scattered across the nation. Research into treatments for epilepsy, hypertension, and obesity, as well as the development of vaccines, has been severely impeded by the storm. Restoring what has been lost could easily take years, researchers said.
Exiled from their La. labs, scientists assess their losses - The Boston Globe
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