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NIH Shrinks, NSF Crawls as Congress Finishes Spending Bills

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Science  06 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5757, pp. 28-29
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5757.28

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Congressional support for boosting U.S. academic research this year slammed head-on into other national needs and a growing demand to curb federal spending, leaving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with its first cut in spending since 1970 and the National Science Foundation (NSF) with an increase that only regains lost ground. (Read more.)