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Mail från President Barack Obama

  • Thank You for Your Message‏

The White House, Washington

October 24, 2011

Dear Friend:

Thank you for writing.  I have heard from many Americans whose lives have been affected by a wide range of health conditions and diseases.  Whether they are common, preventable ailments or rare, life-threatening illnesses, we must do more to find cures and improve treatments for patients.  

I have always been a strong supporter of medical research that saves lives, relieves suffering, and improves the quality of life for those afflicted.  Medical miracles do not happen by accident.  They often result from painstaking and costly research, as well as years of trial and error.  From the sequencing of the human genome to life-saving vaccines and pioneering cancer treatment, Federally-funded research has led to scientific progress and improved health care for countless Americans.  

My Administration has already begun the work of advancing medical research.  The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act made $8.2 billion available to the National Institutes of Health for scientific research grants.  This money will help fund an array of research projects in labs and hospitals across the country.  I also lifted the ban on Federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, which has the unique potential to help us better understand—and possibly cure—some of the most devastating diseases and conditions.  To explore the steps my Administration is taking, please visit:  www.nih.gov or www.cancer.gov.  

This work is essential not only for our health and well-being, but also for the progress of all humanity.  Together, we can ensure America continues to lead the world in medical research and scientific discovery.  Thank you, again, for writing.


Barack Obama

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