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Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015
February 12, 2016

The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national surveillance system for neurological diseases. The full Senate will now consider the bill.

The objective of S. 849, sponsored by Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is to enhance and coordinate efforts to track the epidemiology of neurological diseases in the United States, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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