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Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of, and risk factors associated with, neuromyelitis optica, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
01/05/2017Introduced in House

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01/25/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/05/2017Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/05/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/05/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/25/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (01/05/2017)

Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require the National Institutes of Health to establish, administer, and coordinate a national consortium on neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which is a neurological disease that can cause blindness and paralysis. The consortium must:

  • award grants for research on the causes of, and the risk factors and biomarkers associated with, NMO;
  • assemble a panel of experts to provide guidance and recommendations on research design and protocols; and
  • designate a central laboratory to collect and analyze data from this research and to make the data and analysis available to researchers.