White House Grants $86M To Propel BRAIN, Precision Medicine Initiatives
The Obama administration announced a total of $86m in new grant funds to propel the National Institute of Health’s BRAIN Initiative and Precision Medicine Initiative forward, among other innovative science research programs.
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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an appropriations bill for 2017 that would increase funding for the Precision Medicine Initiative and the BRAIN Initiative at the National Institutes of Health, and eliminate funding for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Overall, NIH would see a $2bn increase over 2016 funding levels.
Further development of medical technologies to advance brain disease diagnoses, treat spinal cord injuries and manage pain without the use of addictive opioids would be key beneficiaries if additional funding from Congress for the National Institutes of Health comes through, NIH head Francis Collins told appropriators.
Bioresearchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hoping that diagnostic platforms previously used to develop tests for outbreaks of other epidemic respiratory diseases, including SARS and MERS, can be built on to develop new diagnostics to detect more cases in the current coronavirus outbreak, US infectious disease authorities say. This comes as more patients are monitored around the US for the disease, and a Chicago woman returning from China tests positive.