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Senate Committee Approves $1 Million for the Alliance for NanoHealth

WASHINGTON – Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the committee has approved the Fiscal Year 2008 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill, which includes $1 million Sen. Hutchison secured for the Alliance for NanoHealth. The bill will now be considered and voted on by the full Senate.

“Texas is a leader in the fast-growing field of nanotechnology,” Sen. Hutchison said. “This funding will provide our researchers the necessary tools to help make groundbreaking medical discoveries that can benefit all Americans.” 

The Alliance for NanoHealth is a partnership between the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston, Rice University, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, UT Medical Branch and Baylor College of Medicine. The funds provided in this bill will support the purchase and maintenance equipment and research facilities to provide new clinical approaches to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illnesses.

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