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Augmedics is building augmented reality glasses for spinal surgery

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Meet Augmedics, an Israeli startup that is working on an augmented reality headsets for surgeons performing spinal surgery. The company is participating in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF.
Computer assisted surgery systems are nothing new. Plenty of surgeons look at a screen while performing an operation. But Vizor is something new. Instead of making you look away from your… Read More


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Adan Medical is bringing technology to Epi-Pens

| September 19, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Going into anaphylactic shock is terrifying. The last time I went into shock, called my mom first, injected myself with an Epi-Pen second, injected myself with a shot of epinephrine third, and 911 last. I had that a bit backwards. Had I been using Adan Medical‘s smart case for Epi-Pens, my mom and emergency response teams would’ve been notified the moment I opened the case. I… Read More


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Balderton joins $30M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It’s built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians’ medical expertise to enhance genomic diagnostic via AI algorithms — leading, it says, to better and faster diagnoses for patients with diseases such as cancer. Read More


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23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

| September 9, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The company first began making moves early in 2015, forging a partnership with Pfizer to conduct a bit of drug research using 23andMe’s genetic data. The pact was formed in the midst of orders from the Food and Drug Administration that 23andMe cease sales of its consumer health report product, which drove a major portion of both 23andMe’s revenue and brand awareness at the… Read More


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$40 keychain-size detector quickly alerts you of allergens in food

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Smile, you’re in augmented reality dentistry

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




 For someone getting major dental work or reconstructive surgery, it can be hard to visualize what they’ll look like afterwards. You can do casts and make wax molds, but that’s a bit… 19th century, isn’t it? A Swiss startup brings the in retrospect obvious solution of augmented reality to the problem, giving patients a virtual view of the smile they could soon have. Read More


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Health startup Qventus partners with Sutter Health with the aim to reduce drug costs

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Hospital logistics aren’t sexy, but they’re necessary to keep the place humming along during emergencies and to reduce errors and other costly issues. Qventus, a startup with a predictive intelligence software platform, is joining up with one of the largest hospital systems in the U.S., Sutter Health, to see if it can expedite Sutter’s pharmacy operations and hopefully save… Read More


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Google parent Alphabet forms holding company, XXVI, to complete 2015 corporate reorganization

| September 4, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The company formerly known as Google — before it rebranded its “collection of companies” to Alphabet, in 2015, turning the main ad revenue business into a corporate unit wholly-owned by the parent entity — looks to have finally completed this process of business reorganization by forming a new holding company, called XXVI Holdings Inc.  Read More


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Funding your bliss: mindfulness startups scale up

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments




 The connected life is not necessarily the good life. Too often, it seems like we are squandering our time checking devices, losing touch with fellow humans and cultivating bad habits in the pursuit of instant gratification. If only an app could fix that. Welcome to the world of mindfulness and wellness apps. Read More


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Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Peter Thiel backs offshore human testing of experimental herpes vaccine

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Peter Thiel and a group of libertarians are funding an offshore human clinical trial of a herpes vaccine, skirting FDA regulations and sparking a heated debate over U.S. safety rules. The tech billionaire and Trump advisor has reportedly poured $7 million into the experimental trial being held on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts without any oversight from the FDA or monitoring from a… Read More


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ClassPass CEO Fritz Lanman will discuss making difficult decisions at Disrupt SF

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Target won’t be adding Hampton Creek products back on its shelves

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Despite clearance from the Food and Drug Administration earlier this month, Target has decided to terminate its relationship with beleaguered food startup Hampton Creek. Target pulled all 20 Hampton Creek products from its shelves two months ago and held an internal review of the startup after it was notified of “specific and serious food safety allegations about Hampton Creek… Read More


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Forever Labs preserves young stem cells to prevent your older self from aging

| August 17, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Stem cells have the potential to become any type of cell needed in the body. Forever Labs, a startup in Y Combinator’s latest batch, is preserving adult stem cells with the aim to help you live longer and healthier. Read More


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Huddle is a mental health app that aims to be a safe space to share with peers

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Dan Blackman’s father was a well-known man in the community of his small Pennsylvania town. He was a lawyer, ran a good business and everyone liked him and liked drinking with him. His dad died a few years ago from a combination of liver and lung cancer. His dad was what they call a functioning alcoholic. “It wasn’t until I started talking to my family a bit more that I… Read More


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Apple reportedly in talks with Aetna to bring the Apple Watch to millions of customers

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Apple and Aetna have held several secret meetings to discuss offering the Apple Watch to Aetna’s 23 million customers, according to CNBC. Aetna could roll out the plan as early as next year. Read More


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Amazon is refunding purchases of unverifiable eclipse eyewear

| August 12, 2017 | 0 Comments





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When Will the First Male Contraceptive Pill Be Publicly Available?

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments





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CRISPR’d pigs offer hope for the human organ transplant shortage

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Pig organs are the same size as human organs and function pretty much the same way, but pig to human transplantation has long been an elusive goal for researchers due to fear of activating dormant viral diseases in the pig’s cells. But there’s hope on the horizon, thanks to a new study out in Science today involving CRISPR’d piglets. Read More


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Welltory packs a lot of science into its app to measure your stress levels

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments




 There’s a lot of talk about the quantified self, but one of the grey areas remains working out your levels of stress. Usually this requires hardware devices. Now a New York based startup thinks it’s come up with an approach based on a specially developed algorithms and machine learning using simple heartbeat readings taken with a smartphone app. Welltory (iOS, Android) has also… Read More


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Researchers use radio waves to wirelessly monitor sleep patterns

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments




 MIT researchers have unveiled a new method for wirelessly monitoring sleep. The whole thing works a bit like echolocation — radio waves are beamed off a sleeping subject and changes in the body are detected when they bounce back. The research is the latest in a number of different activities the team has been monitoring using low-power radio waves. Read More


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7 ways CRISPR is about to change our world

| August 5, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Would you eliminate cancer if you had the power to do it? How about ridding the world of HIV or wiping out Zika-carrying mosquitos? CRISPR, a new gene editing technique helping scientists snip out unwanted DNA fragments with surgical precision, promises to do just that — and it could radically change our world in the very near future. This new technology could touch everything from the… Read More


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CRISPR’d human embryos doesn’t mean designer babies are around the corner

| July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Earlier this week scientists stunned us with the announcement they’d genetically altered the first human embryos in the U.S. using CRISPR technology — but don’t hold your breath if you think the ability to make designer babies is right around the corner. Read More


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| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments





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EverlyWell rolls out three new DNA-based products for food sensitivity, metabolism and breast milk

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Apple aims to get an iPad in the hands of every hospital patient

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Health insurance startup Alan adds life insurance

| July 15, 2017 | 0 Comments





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Mendel.ai nabs $2 million to match cancer patients with the latest clinical trials

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Dr. Karim Galil was tired of losing patients to cancer. He was tired of messy medical records. And he was tired of trying to stay on top of all the clinical trials touting one solution or another. Losing patience and patients, Galil decided to create an organized and artificially intelligent system to match those under his care with the best diagnostic and treatment methods available. Read More


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Medical bill advocacy startup Better pledges all of its revenue towards relieving medical debt

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments





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This device will automatically enter how much you chew

| June 20, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Eating too much? A Dartmouth researcher thinks he may have a solution for all those who hate manually writing into an app all the foods they eat throughout the day — a wearable system that detects how much you chew and enters it for you. Read More


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