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Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Investments in graphene start-ups

In a report this week, our friends at CB Insights note that the investment community is waiting for graphene to reach a critical commercial mass, but their patience may be running out. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

Sunset

An engineering professor in Colorado is developing a new process for diagnosing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that analyzes conditions in the skin without removing tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

E. coli

A company developing a desktop system for diagnosing urinary tract infections in as little as 30 minutes is the recipient of grant funding from a public-private consortium to combat drug-resistant microbial infections. . . . → Read More: New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Rose Faghih

An engineering lab in Houston, Texas is developing techniques for assessing a person’s mental state by measuring changes in the skin’s chemistry using sensors worn on the wrist. . . . → Read More: Wearable Devices Explored to Detect Emotional States

Genetic Repair Company Starts-Up, Gains $87 Million

David Liu

A company is getting underway to develop therapies that extend genome editing to repair genetic disruptions, not just remove them from DNA. . . . → Read More: Genetic Repair Company Starts-Up, Gains $87 Million

You Call That a Drug Pricing Policy?

Pills on money

Although he called it, “the most sweeping action in history to lower the price of prescription drugs for the American people,” the plan was anything but that. . . . → Read More: You Call That a Drug Pricing Policy?

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Giving anti-malaria drugs

An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Infographic – Google Health Care Investments Take Off

Google health investments

One indicator of Google’s expanding involvement in health care is its venture investments in digital health and health technology start-ups, which is this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Google Health Care Investments Take Off

New Cell Therapy Company Raises $58.5M in Early Funds

Investment graphic

A start-up enterprise is discovering therapies to address a variety of disorders that result from faulty cell degradation processes known as autophagy, which when functioning normally contribute to cell health. . . . → Read More: New Cell Therapy Company Raises $58.5M in Early Funds