Obama's budget fails to calm science community

In his budget released last Tuesday, US President Barack Obama proposed setting funding for the National Institutes of Health at US$30.2 billion this upcoming fiscal year. But in a reflection of the angst felt by biomedical researchers across the country, even those who stand to benefit are warning that it is insufficient, writes Sam Stein for Huffington Post.

"The president's budget does not reflect the potential the US has to advance scientific discovery," said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, a non-profit group pushing for greater investment in research funding. "While welcome, the minor increases for the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration diminish our ability to accelerate the pace of medical innovation, which saves countless lives, helps our nation meet its solemn commitment to wounded warriors, and is a major driver of new businesses and jobs. These funding levels jeopardise our global leadership in science."
Full report on the Huffington Post site