The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) thanks President Barack Obama for his support for federal investment in biomedical research in last night’s State of the Union address.
To bipartisan applause, the President described the effort to bring the National Institutes of Health "the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade." Stating that "medical research is critical," the President detailed new initiatives to combat cancer, HIV/AIDS, and malaria.
"It is only with robust federal support that the biomedical research community can make progress in developing the treatments and cures for the diseases affecting our families and the broader global community," said FASEB President Parker B. Antin, PhD. "FASEB thanks the President for prioritizing scientific research and innovation," he said.