Verily, Alphabet’s other money-making, non-Google business, partners with Color on genetic analysis

Verily, Alphabet’s other money-making, non-Google business, partners with Color on genetic analysis

Color Genomics, the genetics testing company, is partnering with Alphabet’s health technology focused subsidiary, Verily Life Sciences, to provide information from its genetic tests to the company’s Baseline Health Study participants. The emphasis from both companies is on providing “actionable” results. While genetic testing services have caught the public’s imagination Read more…

Eko

With a new $20 million in funding, electronic stethoscope startup Eko wants to research your beating heart

It’s hard to compete against the Apple Watch or even an app on your phone when it comes to personal heart rate monitors these days. However, Eko, a startup best known for creating an electronic stethoscope to monitor your heart rhythm, hopes further research and development will help give its Read more…

IntelligentTriage

PagerDuty gets smarter with Intelligent Triage and Dashboards

PagerDuty, the service that helps everybody from startups to enterprises manage incidents when they inevitably arise, today announced the launch of two new features that both use the company’s machine learning smarts to help teams respond to issues faster and more efficiently. The first of these services is Intelligent Triage, Read more…

MIT’s new thread-like robots could travel through blood vessels in the brain for more effective surgery

MIT’s new thread-like robots could travel through blood vessels in the brain for more effective surgery

MIT has developed robotic thread that could make existing the least invasive current brain surgery techniques even less so, and potentially make it easier and more accessible to treat brain blood vessel issues like blockages and lesions than can cause aneurysms and strokes. The new development from MIT researchers combines Read more…

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WW launches Kurbo, a hotly debated ‘healthy eating’ app aimed at kids

Kurbo Health, a mobile weight loss solution designed to tackle childhood obesity which was acquired for $3 million by WW (the rebranded Weight Watchers), has now relaunched as Kurbo by WW — and not without some controversy. Pre-acquisition, the startup was focused on democratizing access to research, behavior modification techniques, Read more…

Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point

Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point

Greg is a partner at Menlo Ventures and focuses on life science and digital health technology investments. Today’s wearables are still designed for the healthy and wealthy, not those who could benefit the most. Medical wearables offer the potential to collect health data and improve health via a combination of Read more…