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New bill supports young researchers

New bill supports young researchers
February 9, 2016

The Senate health committee recommended a bill today that would improve opportunities for new researchers in the United States.

The “Next Generation Researchers Act” (S. 2014), sponsored by Sens. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, was created to establish an initiative within the office of the director of the NIH to support and encourage new opportunities for young researchers as well as earlier research independence. These include training opportunities for those seeking careers in research, mentorship programs, efforts to provide diversity in the workforce and assistance for new researchers seeking funding renewals.

In the Journals

Nanophthalmic eyes show some significant improvements with high-powered IOL

February 9, 2016
Implantation of a foldable high-powered IOL significantly improved uncorrected distance visual acuity and spherical equivalence in nanophthalmic eyes, according to a…
In the Journals

Short-term scleral lens wear improves some signs of dry eye

February 9, 2016
Osmolarity and diadenosine tetraphosphate improved in patients with keratoconus after 8 hours of scleral contact lens wear, according to researchers in Optometry and
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Senate committee proposes easier approval process for medical devices

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions favorably reported a measure today that would reduce regulatory hurdles for the approval of medical…
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Medical rehabilitation bill recommended in Senate

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Senate health committee today recommended legislation to strengthen and increase the visibility of medical rehabilitation research at the NIH.The…
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In the Journals

Researchers: Ideal myopia-controlling contacts will target many mechanisms

February 1, 2016
Paul Gifford, PhD, FAAO, and Kate Louise Gifford, BAppSc(Optom) determined through a literature review that contact…
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IOP taken with contact lens sensor correlates with visual field changes

February 4, 2016
Researchers determined that the use of 24-hour IOP measurements obtained via a contact lens sensor were associated with…
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Children with uncorrected hyperopia have deficits in early literacy

February 8, 2016
Researchers found that preschool or kindergarten children with uncorrected hyperopia associated with reduced binocular…
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