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Dr. Rita Nahta sits in her office at the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University in Atlanta on Monday, June 10, 2013. Nahta, who has been receiving NIH grants for the past seven years, studies how drug resistance develops in breast cancer cells, work she says is critical for developing medicines to combat the disease. She's continuing to work hard while looking for alternative sources of public and private funding after the allotment from her federal grant was for three months instead of a year in the wake of the federal budget sequester. "It puts that extra bit of fear and drive and uncertainty into everything," she says. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White)