Obama good for science, experts say

Science groups are welcoming Senator linkurl:Barack Obama's;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54995/ landslide victory as the 44th President of the United States. Throughout his campaign, Obama made several promises regarding American science, including linkurl:doubling the budgets;http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/FactSheetScience.pdf of key research agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy's Offi

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Nov 4, 2008
Science groups are welcoming Senator linkurl:Barack Obama's;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54995/ landslide victory as the 44th President of the United States. Throughout his campaign, Obama made several promises regarding American science, including linkurl:doubling the budgets;http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/issues/FactSheetScience.pdf of key research agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy's Office of Science, over a decade. "We're looking forward to working with Obama as well as the Congress to make these promises come true," linkurl:Richard Marchase,;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/display/54829/ president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), told __The Scientist__. But what actions must Obama undertake to buoy US science? "We would like to see a cabinet-level science advisor," linkurl:Stacie Propst,;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55137/ vice president of policy and outreach at science advocacy group Research!America, told __The Scientist__. Though outgoing President George W. Bush linkurl:relegated his science advisor to a somewhat diminished role,;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/54983/ Propst said that Obama is likely to...

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