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The latest developments around the fields of

  • Energy
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

21st Century Cures Act (Public Law 114-255)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – A lengthy and multifaceted bill; its numerous components are ultimately intended to improve public health.

Updated last December 15, 2016
for Public Law 114-255.

Revised Medical Criteria for Evaluating Mental Disorders (Final Rule)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Updates the criteria used by the Social Security Administration to evaluate claims of mental disorders in application for supplemental security income.

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 09/26/2016 final rule.

Youth Sports Concussion Act (HR 4460/S 2508, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Aims to reduce sports-related concussions by making it unlawful to state deceptive claims regarding safety benefits of equipment used for athletic sporting activities. 

Updated last December 1, 2016
for the 2/4/16 version of H.R.4460 & S. 2508.

American Health Care Reform Act of 2015 (HR 2653, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Repeals the Affordable Care Act; promotes patient-centered healthcare; creates a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice; establishes a medical breakthrough fund for scientific research; and restricts funds for embryo-destructive stem cell research, human cloning, and abortion.

Updated last November 21, 2016
for the 06/04/2015 version of H.R. 2653.

No Hero Left Untreated Act (HR 5600, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide access to magnetic EEG/EKG-guided resonance therapy technology to veterans.

Updated last November 8, 2016
for the 06/28/2016 version of H.R. 5600.

Advancing Research for Hydrocephalus Act of 2015 (HR 2313, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Provides guidelines for establishing the National Hydrocephalus Surveillance System, including the potential capture of genetic abnormalities that lead to the condition.

Updated last July 26, 2016
for the 5/13/2015 version of H.R. 2313

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