Congress gives NIH it’s largest funding increase in 12 years, Focuses on Personalized Medicine and Alzheimer’s

Congress’s recently passed budget increases NIH funding from $30 to $32 billion, which is the maximum allowable increase.  Of this funding, $200 million is for the Precision Medicine Initiative, which funds research for personalized medicine based on genetics.  $350 million is earmarked for Alzheimer’s research, $303 million is for researching drug-resistant bacteria, and $85 million is directed to the BRAIN initiative for neuronal mapping.

Article on NIH Funding: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/12/26/great-news-this-government-agency-just-received-a.aspx

Article on NIH’s Focus on Personalized Medicine: http://healthitanalytics.com/news/precision-medicine-research-a-top-strategic-priority-for-nih

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