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T he recent signing of the Ameri- can Recovery and Reinvestment Act by President Obama is a strong indication of how the American society is addressing the great economic challenges we are fac ing. This economic recovery package includes US$10.4 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and US$3 billion for the National Science Foundation (NSF). We applaud Presi dent Obama and congressional leaders for recognizing the importance of the research enterprise in stimulating and supporting the overall economy recov ery efforts. This stimulus bill will undoubtedly play a significant role in strengthening the research enterprise in the United States and will also have an impact internationally.