The National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation make out pretty well in the FY2010 federal linkurl:budget request; that President Barack Obama released today (Feb. 26). Should the president gets his 2010 druthers (which is unlikely after the budget grinds through Congress later this year), NSF will get a 16% increase over its 2008 funding levels with a budget of more than $7 billion, and NIH would get $6 billion towards cancer research "as part of the Administration's multi-year commitment to double cancer research funding," budget documents read. The budget does not indicate a total sum for NIH in 2010, but the Department of Health and Human Services would get a total of $76.8 billion under the president's plan -- an almost 9% boost to HHS's 2008 budget, but a 2% drop from the amount HHS is projected to get for 2009 under the omnibus appropriations bill recently...

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