I don't know if the tried to round up private money, or not. If they did and private investors didn't buy into it, that should tell you something.Honestly I can not say if the group that started the study asked private groups, but the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. That is all an aside from the point at hand here. Why do you insist on dodging all of my questions?
I say this respectfully, but you're simply ignorant on the matter of science spending and how much (or in this case I should say how little) Scientists get in grants to perform tests like running shrimp on treadmills. Nor are you informed on how much scientific equipment costs to garner accurate results.