NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology has launched a nationwide campaign to increase Congressional support for the National Institutes of Health, the group said today.
 
“It is time to reeducate Congress and the public about the critical value of NIH,” said Leo Furcht, FASEB’s president, in a statement. “We just need to make the connection between lifesaving advances and funding of the National Institutes of Health.”
 

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