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The latest developments around the fields of

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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

Veteran Suicide Prevention Act (HR 4640, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Requires creation of a publicly available veteran suicide report, which includes traumatic brain injury data.

Updated last June 19, 2016
for the 2/26/2016 version of HR 4640

Fairness for Veterans Act of 2016 (HR 4683, 114th Congress)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Amends the standards for review of military discharge or dismissal regarding post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injuries.

Updated last June 20, 2016
for the 3/3/16 version of HR 4863

Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act (Public Law 114–146)

  • Government
  • Elected Body
  • Executive
  • Statute
  • Neuroscience

Original Development Brief – Adds the Zika virus to the list of tropical diseases under the FDA’s priority review voucher program, an incentive program to encourage pharmaceutical companies to develop faster treatments for threatening tropical diseases.

Updated last April 21, 2016
for Public Law 114–146

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