News of the Week2007 U.S. BUDGET

NIH Prepares for Lean Budget After Senate Vote

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Science  28 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5786, pp. 424
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5786.424b

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Last week, a Senate spending panel approved a modest 0.8% increase, to $28.6 billion, for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the fiscal year starting 1 October. The committee also asks the NIH director to fund a long-term, multibillion-dollar children's health study, a project NIH had said it can no longer afford. (Read more.)