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Act for NIH - Advancing Cures Today
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National, non-partisan effort to increase funding for NIH to advance life-saving medical research for patients around the world.
National, non-partisan effort to increase funding for NIH to advance life-saving medical research for patients around the world.

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From Ebola research to the discovery of possible blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease, here are just a few of the medical advances made possible in 2014 with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): http://ow.ly/Gy7I2

#ACT4NIH   #Ebola   #Alzheimers   #medicalresearch   #NIH  

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Higgins Urges Increased Federal Investment in Medical Research

Join us in thanking Representative Brian Higgins for his leadership in legislative efforts to restore funding to the National Institutes of Health. H.R. 5580, the Accelerating Biomedical Research Act, would reinvest funding to the NIH over the next seven years. 

#ACT4NIH   #MedicalResearch   #Congress  

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Viewpoint: Medical research funding at a crossroads

"Ironically, less than one percent of the federal budget goes toward medical research, even though it may be the single most important investment in the future health of our nation and its people. Fewer research dollars also mean less investment in local economies across our state, as every dollar of NIH funding creates between $1.80 and $3.20 of new economic activity.

Simply put, our nation and our lawmakers are at a crossroads when it comes to investing in our health, our children's health, and the wellbeing of future generations. Therefore, it is imperative that our lawmakers provide stable and predictable budget growth for NIH's future."

Read the full article here: http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/10/viewpoint_medical_research_fun.html

#ACT4NIH   #MedicalResearch  

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China Set to Outpace U.S. on Medical Research Spending by Year 2022

Adjusted for inflation, NIH receives nearly 25 percent less funding today than it did in 2003. If current trends continue, China will outspend the U.S. on research and development by the year 2022. We cannot afford to let America fall behind. American competitiveness depends on U.S. leadership as the largest funder of medical research in the world.

Learn more:
http://actfornih.org/pillars/global-leadership

#ACT4NIH   #MedicalResearch  
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NIH Funding Cuts Leave Hundreds of Promising Research Grants Unfunded

Adjusting for inflation, NIH gets almost 25% less funding than it did in 2003.That means that hundreds of promising proposals for research in cancer, Alzheimer’s and other diseases can’t be funded. 

Learn more: http://actfornih.org/why-nih-why-now

#ACT4NIH   #MedicalResearch   #NIH  
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Impact of NIH funding cuts felt in all 50 states, 90 countries worldwide

NIH-funded research grants support more than 325,000 researchers at more than 3,000 institutions worldwide.

Learn more about NIH's global impact: http://actfornih.org/pillars/global-leadership #ACT4NIH   #medicalresearch  
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Rapping for medical research? Word. 

Learn all about the NIH Common Fund in this clever video from the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)! #ACT4NIH   #Medicalresearch  

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We all know someone whose life has been - or could be - changed by a medical discovery. Why is funding for medical research important to you?

Take our photo challenge: http://actfornih.org/sign

#ACT4NIH   #NIH   #MedicalResearch  

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More than 4/5 of the NIH budget funds medical research at institutions and small businesses across America.

Learn more about NIH's impact on local economies: http://actfornih.org/pillars/economic-impact
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Announcing ACT for NIH - Advancing Cures Today

ACT for NIH is a national, nonpartisan effort to advance life-saving medical research for patients around the world. Learn more and get involved! http://actfornih.org/
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