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The latest developments around the fields of

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

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810 / S 1519, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Neuroscience
  • Robotics/AI

Authorizes appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction; establishes certain requirements and programs related to traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, artificial intelligence, drones, and biological engineering / genetic enhancement.

Updated last July 7, 2017
for the 07/06/2017 version of HR 2810.

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Act (S 311 / HR 2972, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief  Authorizes grants for training and support services for families and caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia.

Updated last July 5, 2017
for the 02/06/2017 version of S 311 and the 06/21/2017 version of HR 2972.

Providing for Congressional Disapproval under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Social Security Administration Relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (Public Law 115-8)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Repeals the rule that required the Social Security Administration to report persons with certain mental disabilities to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

Updated last June 28, 2017
for Public Law 115-8.

Wounded Warrior Enhancement Research Act (S 1466, 115th Congress)

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Requires the Department of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and civilians who have undergone amputation, traumatic brain injury, and other serious physical injury as a result of combat or military experience.

Updated last July 14, 2017
for the 06/28/2017 version of S 1466.

District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania rules on coach and school’s liability for student athlete’s traumatic brain injury (Mann v. Palmerton Area School District)

  • Government
  • Judicial
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Determines that the constitutional rights of a student who suffered a traumatic brain injury during football practice were not so clearly established by law that the coach or the school district could be held liable.

Updated last June 9, 2017
for the 06/17/2016 decision.

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