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Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
Since arriving on the island of Guam in the 1940s, the brown tree snake ( Boiga irregularis ) has extirpated native...
An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
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In a Flat Discretionary Budget, Slight Boost for NIH Is Good News for Biomed Lobbyists
1 February 2010 11:14 am
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is slated to get $32.089 billion, an increase of $1 billion or a 3.2% raise. Biomedical research lobbyists say it's the first time since 2003, the last year of a 5-year doubling, that the White House has requested a raise for NIH that's roughly equal to biomedical inflation.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to spend $222 million on a department-wide autism initiative that will include research, detection, and treatment. Research at NIH will cover genetics and epigenomic studies and speeding up clinical trials. No details yet on exactly how much will go to NIH and how it compares with 2010 spending.
More details will become available at 1 p.m. when HHS holds its briefing.