NIGMS's "Curiosity Creates Cures"
An explanation from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences on role played by basic research in medical discovery.
In Your Own Backyard: How NIH Funding Helps Your State's Economy
This report from Families USA illustrates the economic benefits of funding medical research.
NIH Disease Updates
These NIH fact sheets outline recent medical advances and are an excellent advocacy resource.
An Economic Engine, a report by United for Medical Research
The report examines the output and employment effects of 2010 NIH extramural research funding and the Stimulus.
State & District Specific Federal Science Funding Information Factsheets
District and State factsheets created by FASEB that outline the number of institutions receiving funding, the total amount of funding, and the number of grants received from various federal funding agencies for Congressional districts.
The Value of Biomedical Research: Why Industry Can't Do It Alone
A one page handout by FASEB explaining how federally funding research plays a unique role in the discovery process.
Breakthroughs in Bioscience
Breakthroughs in Bioscience is an excellent series of articles produced by FASEB that tell the stories behind various medical advancements, like the discovery of insulin or how snake venom improved treatment options for hypertension.
Serendipity of Science
In this brochure PDF the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology explains why it is not so easy to predict from where the next breakthrough will come.