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New Stem Cell Treatment Offers Dramatic Burn-Healing Potential

A med-tech startup has developed a novel way to treat burn wounds. RenovaCare harvests a variety of cells, including stem cells, from a healthy area of skin on a patient. Those cells are then suspended in a water-based solution and sprayed onto the wound using the company’s SkinGun. “The sprayer allows us to have a generous distribution of cells,” explained RenovaCare’s Roger Esteban-Vives.

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Wearable Tech Can Detect Life-Threatening Heart Problems

Cardiogram last week announced that it has developed a preliminary algorithm to use with the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices to detect atrial fibrillation with higher accuracy than previously validated detection methods. Atrial fibrillation, or AF, affects about 2.7 million Americans, and increases the risk of stroke by five times. Overall, it causes about 15 percent of strokes.

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Birchbox capta una nueva ronda de financiación de 15 millones de dólares

El discovery ecommerce Birchbox acaba de anunciar el cierre de una nueva ronda de financiación de 15 millones de dólares. Aunque no ha trascendido los fondos o inversores que se han apuntado a esta ya cuarta ronda, en total la compañía de suscripción a productos de belleza y cuidado personal ha recaudado un total de […]

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The Internet of Medical Things, Part 2: Devices and Apps

Concerns have been multiplying in the United States over the creaks of a medical infrastructure that’s bearing the weight of an aging population. Current and upcoming members of the over-65 club are helping to drive a new age in healthcare, in which devices connect patients with caregivers, things get even smarter, and machines get even better at learning what sensors are saying.

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Aging at Home, Part 2: Some Tech to Watch Over Me

When road maps for advanced care terminate in the familiar surroundings of one’s home, as opposed to assisted living facilities and hospitals, technology can be as critical and comforting as human caregiving. Neither can replace the benefits the other brings. For individuals who would like to age in place, it’s critical to factor in new and upcoming technologies when having end-game conversations.

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Aging at Home, Part 1: Home May Be Where the Technology Is

Medicare started off the year putting into action a program to encourage more doctors to discuss end-of-life and advance care plans with patients. While the details tend to focus on the hard choices on the far side of those arrangements, new and near-future technologies could preserve life’s simple pleasures on their front end. End-of-life conversations are meant to cover more than the final days or weeks.

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Apple Drops CareKit on GitHub

Apple on Thursday made its CareKit platform available through the GitHub open source community. CareKit joins two other Apple frameworks for developing healthcare apps — HealthKit and ResearchKit. It was designed to enable developers to create apps that give users a more active role in managing their health. Apps developed through CareKit will let people track symptoms and medications.

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Naked Labs’ home fitness scanner captures your entire body in 3D

Naked Labs is unveiling what it calls the world’s first 3D Fitness Tracker. It’s scans your entire body using a mirror and a scale, capturing your weight and the outline of your body. It uses that information to calculate your percentage body fat, and it shows you if those trips you’re making to the gym […]

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VCs raised billions in Q1 even as they made fewest investments in 3 years

ANALYSIS: At first blush, a review of venture capital dealmaking during the first quarter of 2016 suggests an industry gone mad. VC firms raised the highest amount of capital raised in more than decade, even as they made the lowest number of investments in three years. What gives? The Q1 2016 Venture Pulse Report issued today by CB Insights […]

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Mass General will use artificial intelligence to improve hospital care

Massachusetts General Hospital is buying into deep learning artificial intelligence, and it will use Nvidia’s new DGX-1 deep-learning supercomputer that was announced today. Nvidia is partnering with the MGH Clinical Data Science Center, which wants to advance health care with AI to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases. “Deep learning is revolutionizing […]

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Machine Zone CEO was on employment benefits before founding the company behind Game of War

There’s a mythology to successful startup leaders, and part of it is that they can’t fail. We lionize successful entrepreneurs, and elevate those with multiple major successes to the status of minor deity: an Elon Musk, a Steve Jobs. But before the rise, there’s reality. For Gabe Leydon, that was unemployment. “I didn’t come from […]

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Bluebee lands $11.4 million for cloud-based DNA analysis platform

DNA analytics startup Bluebee has closed a Series A funding round of €10 million (about $11.4 million) from investors Capricorn ICT Arkiv, Korys, and Biover II. Prior backer Buysse & Partners also participated in the round. The Dutch company specialises in genomic analysis and provide cloud-based performance solutions to researchers, labs, and diagnostic companies. According to […]

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Rythm raises $11 million for wearable device to measure sleep quality

Neurotechnology startup Rythm, based in France, has raised $11 million in funding and announced a new partnership with France’s biomedical research institute for research into sleep conditions. The new round of funding comes from biotech investor and entrepreneur Dr Laurent Alexandre, telecoms investor Xavier Niel, and public grants. The funds will be used to further […]

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Apple unveils CareKit, an open-source framework for health apps, launching in April

Today Apple’s Jeff Williams announced CareKit, an open source “framework to build apps that empower people to take an active role in their care.” Apple says it’s launching the framework in April as a patient-side counterpart to ResearchKit. Speaking of ResearchKit, Williams said on stage that “virtually overnight, the research studies that we launched became some of the largest in […]

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