Administration

NIH Budget Boosters Get a Push From the Right

Charlie Riedel, AP

Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Kansas Republican whose district includes the University of Kansas’ medical campus at Kansas City, wants to double the NIH’s budget, to $60 billion. “I’m making the case on conservative terms for why this is and should be a conservative issue,” he says.
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About 100 university scientists and their advocates gathered here on Tuesday as part of an annual ritual to convince lawmakers of the value of federal spending on medical research.

And this year, with the sales job perhaps as tough as any, they got...

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