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After Long March, Scientists Create 'Chinese NIH'

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Science  08 Jan 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5962, pp. 132
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5962.132-a

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China's first biomedical research fund debuted last week. The National Natural Science Foundation of China launched a medical department that expects to disburse about 1 billion renminbi ($150 million) in government grants in 2010. The department should be a shot in the arm for unraveling disease mechanisms, modernizing traditional Chinese medicine, and moving results from bench to bedside.