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NIH To Receive $2B Increase Under Bipartisan Congressional Budget Deal

Washington Post: Five big wins: Congress boosts medical science funding in key areas
“Congress unveiled a bipartisan budget late Sunday that contains a number of welcome surprises for researchers who had been panicking since March, when President Trump proposed deep funding cuts for science and health. Under the deal, the National Institutes of Health will get a $2 billion boost in fiscal year 2017, as it did the previous year. … The NIH budget continues support for key areas of research, such as precision medicine and neuroscience, that were priorities under President Barack Obama; adds funding to target diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer; and combats emerging threats such as antibiotic-resistant infections…” (Cha, 5/1).

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