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