Surprise! Medical Research a Big Winner in New Federal Budget

Despite the president’s threats to cut funding, Congress approved budget increases for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other medical research.

Monday, April 2, 2018

begin quote“An increase in NIH funding — which has been seriously neglected for years — is welcome, in particular areas that have to do with the brain, our most important natural resource,” Serbin told Healthline.

Healthline.com

While on the presidential campaign trail in the fall of 2015, Donald Trump and right-wing radio host Michael Savage took turns bashing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Savage’s radio show.

Savage, who’s declared that 99 percent of autism cases are frauds and that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are “weak,” “narcissistic,” and “losers,” said he wanted Trump to consider him to run the NIH, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world.

 

While on the presidential campaign trail in the fall of 2015, Donald Trump and right-wing radio host Michael Savage took turns bashing the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Savage’s radio show.

Savage, who’s declared that 99 percent of autism cases are frauds and that veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are “weak,” “narcissistic,” and “losers,” said he wanted Trump to consider him to run the NIH, the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world.

 

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