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    VW directors mull cartel claims, no comment on details

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Automaker Volkswagen says its management has informed its supervisory board about “the current situation regarding possible cartel law issues” following a report that Germany’s biggest car makers colluded for years over diesel technology and other issues. [...]

    Double blow convulses Republican bid to reform US health care (Update)

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories US Senate Republicans suffered a second stinging setback in as many days Wednesday in their efforts to uproot Obamacare, when a plan to repeal the health care law—with no replacement at the ready—failed to advance in the chamber. [...]

    New law could shore up US helium supply

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Helium is essential for MRIs, the fiber optics that deliver images to our TVs, scientific research and of course, party balloons. In the past decade, helium prices have sky-rocketed due to supply shortages. But if small updates are made to an old law, the U.S. could boost its domestic helium output and help keep critical medical tests and electronics running, reports Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. [...]

    Health commentators say there is a lingering consent problem in biobanking

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers throughout the world are going to great lengths to get hold of your genes, tissue and health information. Yet, remarkably, there is very little consensus on how they should be going about doing that. In an essay publishing 25 July in the op… [...]

    Health commentators say there is a lingering consent problem in biobanking

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Researchers throughout the world are going to great lengths to get hold of your genes, tissue and health information. Yet, remarkably, there is very little consensus on how they should be going about doing that. In an essay publishing 25 July in the op… [...]

    Police turn to hackathons as crime fighting goes digital

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Police and law enforcement staff are turning to hackathons – collaborative events for developing technology – to come up with new ways of searching for clues within the terabytes of data that many people produce every year. [...]

    Police turn to hackathons as crime fighting goes digital

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Police and law enforcement staff are turning to hackathons – collaborative events for developing technology – to come up with new ways of searching for clues within the terabytes of data that many people produce every year. [...]

    On sexuality, the law still caters to the norms of public disgust

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories We tend to assume that law is objective and disembodied, but the story of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK shows that, like the people who create it, it is in fact an emotional creature, animated by visceral human feelings – and as far as sexuality is concerned, the chief emotion at work is often disgust. [...]

    Does the affordable care act impact patient visits in the emergency department?

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories As the debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) looms in the U.S. Congress, Johns Hopkins researchers are weighing in on one aspect of the law. In 2014, as part of the ACA, Maryland was one of the states that expanded eligibility for its Medica… [...]

    GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it’s not yet known whether the legislation will seek to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law or simply repeal it. [...]