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Dollars for Disease


Just how much money is allotted to study a certain disease — and which gets more, liver cancer or liver disease? (The answer is liver disease.) Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health updated its tally of how much funding goes into research for a range of diseases and conditions each year. For 2006, these figures are based on grants, contracts, and ongoing research at the NIH. The numbers for 2007 and 2008 are estimates, using current funding levels, this year’s current rate level, and the budget for 2008 as a guide.

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