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Hi there ! 😁 Alaedine's here. I hope that you and your family are safe 💪 ➡️ This week has been mainly
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Hi there ! 😁
Alaedine’s here. I hope that you and your family are safe 💪
➡️ This week has been mainly covid-focused regarding the news. It happens that the coronavirus rases four types of concerns/thoughts :
  1. Detection: it’s all the discussions around testing and tracing.
  2. Treatments: all the scientific papers around drugs like Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, etc.
  3. Vaccine: when and how.
  4. The after: will we come back to a similar before-covid state? Or can we change for the best?
▶️ We triied here to summarize some of the main news. Google just released a publication about the use of a Deep Learning system deployment. Another publication, in Heart Rythm, underlines the importance of wearables in cardiology. The last article shows an algorithm that can (more or less) predict the next disease of a patient based on its EHR.
Wish you great week 🎊,
-Alaedine
What about science?
Each week, we curate some scientific articles that introduce a disrupting innovation or a worth-reading opinion.
A research by a Google team. Very interesting to read!
Doing AI is good. Making a product is great. Integrate it successfully to the clinical workflow is the best.
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Wearables in cardiology: Here to stay - Heart Rhythm

BEHRT: Transformer for Electronic Health Records | Scientific Reports

Week's hot trends and impacts (aka Covid)
Thoughts on testing and treating + the after-crisis. Bonus: a really good fiction novel.
Johns Hopkins launches COVID-19 testing hub to provide public access to testing data – TechCrunch

Hopes rise for coronavirus drug remdesivir

“The Wish for a Good Young Country Doctor,” by Allan Gurganus | The New Yorker

For VCs
Some of the biggest fundraising/acquisition of the week.
Erasca, a company whose mission is to erase cancer, announced the completion of a $200 million Series B.

Compass raises $80M to take magic mushroom drug toward phase 3 | FierceBiotech

Medical robotics has an incredible future: French startup Robocath secures €40M funding to deploy operations | Silicon Canals

Dascena Secures $50M Series B To Improve Patient Outcomes – Crunchbase News

Book of the week
The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
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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