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NIH grants $1B in recovery cashCoffers at the National Institutes of Health are officially $1 billion lighter after awarding recovery grants for construction, renovation, and repair projects at research institutions across the country, the agency linkurl:announced;http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/05/20100514a.html Friday (14th May). The NIH's National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has doled out 146 such grants to facilities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. On

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May 16, 2010
NIH grants $1B in recovery cash
Coffers at the National Institutes of Health are officially $1 billion lighter after awarding recovery grants for construction, renovation, and repair projects at research institutions across the country, the agency linkurl:announced;http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2010pres/05/20100514a.html Friday (14th May). The NIH's National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) has doled out 146 such grants to facilities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. One of the biggest winners was the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which got a $14.3 million award to build a 15,000 square-foot (1,400 square-meter) data center to support human genome research. "This unprecedented Recovery Act investment in research facility construction will not only give our world-class scientists the modern facilities they need for impact research, it will also help create and maintain jobs in varied business sectors and in all regions of our country," said Health and Human Services Secretary...
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