Do you know how much the U.S. Government spends each year for research on different diseases and conditions?

There is an interesting article in the New York Times this morning about how the government decides which cancer research projects to fund:

Playing It Safe in Cancer Research.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health maintains a site where you can see how many dollars are spent on each of 215 disease categories every year:

Estimates of Funding for Research, Condition, and Disease Categories.

Mark Boguski, M.D., Ph.D. is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, "a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health" and in which professional health care providers encourage "empowered patients" and value them as full partners in managing their health and wellness.

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