Trump defense secretary pick serves on Theranos’ board

President-elect Trump’s rapidly growing circle of advisers and cabinet members continues to raise eyebrows among the tech-savvy. The incoming leader has picked retired General James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense, and the Marine has been a devote…

President-elect Trump's rapidly growing circle of advisers and cabinet members continues to raise eyebrows among the tech-savvy. The incoming leader has picked retired General James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense, and the Marine has been a devote…

Augmented reality treatment reduces phantom pain in missing limbs

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

an-amputee-patient-tries-out-the-ar-system Phantom limb pain is a mysterious ailment: people with amputations experience aches and acute pains in an arm or leg that isn’t there — making the problem notoriously difficult to treat. But a new type of therapy using augmented reality is surprisingly effective at reducing even the most intractable phantom pain. Read More

That one time I was tucked in by a startup

unnamed There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I knew, Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of Calm was tucking me in and spraying a relaxing mist over my body. “Sweet dreams,” said his comms person as the two shut the door. That’s when Tamara began to speak… Tamara,… Read More

unnamed There I was on a comfy gray couch, surrounded by pillows and being handed an eye mask in a reserved office space in downtown San Francisco when, next thing I knew, Michael Acton Smith, co-founder of Calm was tucking me in and spraying a relaxing mist over my body. “Sweet dreams,” said his comms person as the two shut the door. That’s when Tamara began to speak… Tamara,… Read More

Sean Parker is partnering with the Cancer Research Institute to find a cancer vaccine

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The conference brings together 1,000 senior executives entertainment, and the Internet. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images Cancerous tumors carry certain genetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them.
To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with more than 30 public and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits and academic institutions through a partnership with the Cancer Research Institute to use… Read More

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster Inc. and managing partner of the Founders Fund, speaks at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. The conference brings together 1,000 senior executives entertainment, and the Internet. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg via Getty Images Cancerous¬†tumors carry certain¬†genetic markers called neoantigens and Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to use algorithms to find them.
To do so, the Sean Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy will work with more than 30 public and private pharmaceutical, biotech, cancer research nonprofits and academic institutions through a partnership with the Cancer Research Institute to use… Read More

Sensor-studded suit helps track recovery of stroke patients

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

dc0ba10102634532000b8726022a3c0b0046c7e9010701c3dc05000080 Millions of people suffer from strokes every year worldwide, and severe ones can require long-term care — but as with other rehabilitation regimens, it can be hard for doctors to track the everyday activities of their patients. A high-tech suit created by a Dutch grad student may be a powerful new way to help keep better tabs on those in recovery. Read More

TraceLink, helping the pharma industry trace and track drugs, lands $51.5M from Goldman Sachs

tracelink TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, and F-Prime Capital, also participated in the round.
As part of the deal, Goldman’s Jason Kreuziger is joining TraceLink’s board of… Read More

tracelink TraceLink, the SaaS platform for tracking and tracing pharmaceuticals, has today announced the close of a $51.5 million Series C financing led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. Existing investors, such as FirstMark Capital, Volition Capital, and F-Prime Capital, also participated in the round.
As part of the deal, Goldman’s Jason Kreuziger is joining TraceLink’s board of… Read More

Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners

Clue App Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today. The money comes from several investors with a focus in the healthcare space and was led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Other participants in the round include existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and… Read More

Clue App Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman’s monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today. The money comes from several investors with a focus in the healthcare space and was led by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). Other participants in the round include existing investors Union Square Ventures, Mosaic Ventures, Brigitte Mohn and… Read More

AI will shape health care plans for US veterans

American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will see the two build a massive medical knowled…

American veterans needing health care are about to get help from an unusual source: artificial intelligence. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Flow Health have forged a 5-year alliance that will see the two build a massive medical knowledge grap…