NIH wins stimulus jackpot

The US Senate and House of Representatives have hammered out the differences between their versions of the economic recovery bill, to the tune of $10 billion for the National Institute of Health, according to early reports. This sum, which was approved in the Senate version of the bill earlier this week, includes $8.5 for research and $1.5 for rebuilding agency facilities, according to linkurl:ScienceInsider,;http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/02/science-headed.html which stresses

Alla Katsnelson
Feb 11, 2009
The US Senate and House of Representatives have hammered out the differences between their versions of the economic recovery bill, to the tune of $10 billion for the National Institute of Health, according to early reports.
This sum, which was approved in the Senate version of the bill earlier this week, includes $8.5 for research and $1.5 for rebuilding agency facilities, according to linkurl:ScienceInsider,;http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/02/science-headed.html which stresses that its source is a "preliminary" factsheet obtained from the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The NIH seems set to receive the biggest windfall, but other agencies will get their booty too, ScienceInsider reports: $3 billion for the National Science Foundation (the amount originally approved in the House but stripped down in the Senate version of the bill), along with $1.6 billion for the Department of Energy's Office of Science, $400 million for a special energy office, and...




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