Rate of Investment in Medical Research has Declined in U.S., Increased Globally

From 2004 to 2012, the rate of investment in medical research in the U.S. declined, while there has been an increase in research investment globally, particularly in Asia, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA.

A Worthy New Year’s Resolution for the New Congress

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress.

2014 Research Highlights

With NIH support, scientists across the country and the world conduct wide-ranging research to improve the health of the nation.

Funding for the future

For decades, medical research — and the cures and treatments it has discovered — have meant hope for millions of Americans living with disease and disability. 

Within NIH’s flat 2015 budget, a few favorites

Although the massive 2015 spending agreement reached by Congress last night gives the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a flat budget, it contains modest increases for a few programs within the agency.

VIDEO: Dr. Francis Collins

The director of the National Institutes of Health discusses where he sees health innovation going over the next few years.

American medical research is at a critical crossroads

At a time when medical advances are poised to provide extraordinary breakthroughs, it is disconcerting that funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the main supporter of biomedical research, has declined so precipitously.

New U.S. spending deal a mixed bag for science

Sustained increases to the NIH budget are necessary to close our nation’s innovation deficit.

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