Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday called for doubling federal funding of scientific and biomedical research and for more consistent financing of the National Institutes of Health, which both contribute to the state’s innovation economy.
Flat for a decade describes the budget of the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s gold standard for biomedical research funding and the world’s leading supporter of biomedical research.
Cancer. Diabetes. Stroke. Alzheimer's. Virtually every family you know has been touched by one or more of these debilitating and all-too-common diseases.
“The worst thing you can do for biomedical research or any research is this feast or famine where you rev up the engine and then you take away the fuel,” said Francis S. Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.
Now, 77 years later, the chances of being cured of the most common type of childhood leukemia hover around 90 percent. Hodgkin’s is no longer a death sentence.
South Dakota's ambitions when it comes to public university research have been hampered by declining federal investments, though officials insist it's not as bad here as in other places.
When Richard Larson co-wrote a scientific paper about the perils of up-and-down funding for the National Institutes of Health, he noted that the research cycled between states of "euphoria," and a "hangover" far greater than you'd expect.
ACT for NIH: Advancing Cures Today announced a national, non-partisan effort to seek an immediate, significant funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to enhance life-saving medical research for patients around the world.