Senate approves NIH increases

The US Senate voted two amendments into the current version of the 2009 budget blueprint yesterday that increase NIH funding by $2.1 billion. This increase in addition to the $950 million the House voted into the resolution last week, bringing the grand total to $3 billion in additional funding. These increases to the $29.5 billion that the White House linkurl:proposed;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54277/ on February fourth, would bring NIH funding in line with inflation rates, accor

Edyta Zielinska
Mar 13, 2008
The US Senate voted two amendments into the current version of the 2009 budget blueprint yesterday that increase NIH funding by $2.1 billion. This increase in addition to the $950 million the House voted into the resolution last week, bringing the grand total to $3 billion in additional funding. These increases to the $29.5 billion that the White House linkurl:proposed;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54277/ on February fourth, would bring NIH funding in line with inflation rates, according to linkurl:__GenomeWeb Daily News.__;http://www.genomeweb.com/issues/news/145637-1.html?CMP=OTC-RSS Hat tip to linkurl:__The Chronicle of Higher Education__.;http://chronicle.com/news/article/4139/senate-votes-to-spend-more-on-science-and-student-loans

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