US Senate Adds $6.5 billion in NIH Funding to Stimulus Bill

4 Feb

Good news on the NIH front . This investment could  help support more research on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, FTD and other diseases:

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment that would add $6.5 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health to an economic stimulus bill, raising the total proposed cost of the bill to more than $900 billion.

The amendment, proposed by Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa and Arlen Specter, R-Pa., would bring total funding for the National Institutes of Health in the Senate stimulus bill to $10 billion over two years.

“The National Institutes of Health have been starved recently,” Specter said in a statement. “This increase in funding will enable the National Institutes of Health to continue to produce remarkable achievements in scientific advances.”

Source:  Patrick Yoest, Dow Jones Newswires

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