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Hi there, Here some news about healthcare and innovation this week. Most of which is covid19 focused.
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Hi there,
Here some news about healthcare and innovation this week. Most of which is covid19 focused… again (we really tried to curate some other great content - don’t forget to suggest an article/link if you can 👌).
We had really good science this week: some new algorithms on gynecology and psychiatry.
Beside, you’ll see great fundraising and M&A at the end of the email, just before a book recommendation.
Hope you’ll enjoy it,
-Alaedine
What about science?
Authors aimed to create a personalized machine-learning based prediction model to predict successful vaginal deliveries using real time data acquired during the first stage of labor.
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Herein, we propose the application of artificial intelligence to systematically predict the teratogenicity of a prescriptible small molecule from information inherent to the drug.

Human Tongue Thermography Could Be a Prognostic Tool for Prescreening the Type II Diabetes Mellitus - PubMed

Week's hot trends and impacts
Coronavirus digital health passport to be supplied to 15 countries - Verdict

Telemedicine Is Becoming More Popular. That’s Good for Prescription Delivery Startups. – Crunchbase News

Looking Back At COVID-19 From 2030 - The Medical Futurist

Nearly half of Twitter accounts pushing to reopen America may be bots | MIT Technology Review

For VCs
Montana’s Big Sky Health Raises $8M For Fasting App In Greycroft-Led Series A – Crunchbase News

Immunai Launches With $20M Seed Funding And Plan To Map The Immune System – Crunchbase News

Health Tech Company Holmusk Secures $21.5M Series A To Expand U.S. Operations – Crunchbase News

Pfizer, Adage Help Extend Drug Developer Amplyx’s Series C To $90M – Crunchbase News

Book of the week
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, by Robert M. Sapolsky
More than a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky’s genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from every angle. Sapolsky’s storytelling concept is delightful but it also has a powerful intrinsic logic: he starts by looking at the factors that bear on a person’s reaction in the precise moment a behavior occurs, and then hops back in time from there, in stages, ultimately ending up at the deep history of our species and its evolutionary legacy. And so the first category of explanation is the neurobiological one.
A behavior occurs–whether an example of humans at our best, worst, or somewhere in between. What went on in a person’s brain a second before the behavior happened? Then Sapolsky pulls out to a slightly larger field of vision, a little earlier in time: What sight, sound, or smell caused the nervous system to produce that behavior? And then, what hormones acted hours to days earlier to change how responsive that individual is to the stimuli that triggered the nervous system?
By now he has increased our field of vision so that we are thinking about neurobiology and the sensory world of our environment and endocrinology in trying to explain what happened.
Techstars Startup Digest Health is curated by:
Alaedine Benani Alaedine Benani - MD PhD Trainee - MSc in Data Science & Entrepreneurship
alaedine.benani@startupdigestmail.com
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