The latest proposal for the 2008 budget for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gives the agencies a slight bump over last year's levels. Over the weekend, Congress prepared a new version of appropriations following President George Bush's linkurl:veto; of previous bill in November. This new bill includes $760 million less for NIH and $240 million less for CDC than the vetoed bill, according to linkurl:news reports; today. The result is an increase of less than 1% ($130 million) for the NIH from an FY07 budget of roughly $29 billion, says Nancy Granese, the executive director of the Campaign for Medical Research. (CMR is a lobbying group that represents Research!America. __The Scientist's__ founder Eugene Garfield sits on Research!America's board.). "We're not going to be getting the 6.7% increase the linkurl:research community had hoped for,"; Granese told __The Scientist__. "We're extremely disappointed." Karl Moeller,...

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