RandyW Posted February 9, 2006 Share Posted February 9, 2006 Regarding the life sciences, however, the president's budget was generally bad news. NIH funding will remain at $28.6 billion, with cuts in 18 of the 19 NIH institutes. If Congress accepts this budget plan, it would be the fourth consecutive year in which NIH dollars have failed to keep pace with biomedical inflation. The largest proposed NIH cuts are in the National Cancer Institute, with a $40 million decrease in funding, to $4.75 billion, and the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, which could lose $21 million, putting its 2007 allocation at $2.90 billion. The cutting in research funding could be particularly painful for some fields. The proposed budget would cut $11 million from the NIH's diabetes institute, at a time when the number of people with Type 2 diabetes is skyrocketing. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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