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Healthy.io launches at-home urinalysis testing in the U.K.

Healthy.io launches at-home urinalysis testing in the U.K.

Healthy.io's Dip.io, an at-home digital testing kit that enables patients to collect and analyze urine samples with nothing more than a smartphone, a dip stick, and a color-coded slide, launched by
Overwatch raises over $12.7 million for breast cancer charity

Overwatch raises over $12.7 million for breast cancer charity

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that it raised over $12.7 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation from selling a special Pink Mercy skin for its hit online game, Overwatch. The
Consortium.AI wants to cure rare diseases using artificial intelligence

Consortium.AI wants to cure rare diseases using artificial intelligence

Inscilico Medicine and A2A Pharmaceuticals launched Consortium.AI, a new venture founded with the goal of applying advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to cutting-edge drug discovery.
Google is bringing native hearing aid support to Android

Google is bringing native hearing aid support to Android

Google is developing a new open specification that will enable Android to support hearing aids natively from any manufacturer. Android’s lack of native hearing aid support has been a common complaint
Games can and should comfort patients with life-threatening illnesses

Games can and should comfort patients with life-threatening illnesses

GUEST: In 2009, I left a fantastic job at YouTube to join a relatively new startup: Justin.tv. I believed livestreaming was the future and spent my early days on infrastructure scaling and stability,
PatientSphere uses AI and blockchain to personalize treatment plans

PatientSphere uses AI and blockchain to personalize treatment plans

Open Health Network taps artificial intelligence and the blockchain to bring transparency -- and timeliness -- to patient data management.
Molekule raises $25 million to take on the global air pollution crisis

Molekule raises $25 million to take on the global air pollution crisis

Molekule wants to clean up the world's air, using one personal molecular air purifier at a time, and has raised $25 million to further that mission.
Google’s AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

Google’s AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

Google researchers have developed an AI system that can grade prostate cancer cells on the Gleason system with 70 percent accuray.
Huawei’s StorySign app can translate kids’ books into sign language

Huawei’s StorySign app can translate kids’ books into sign language

Huawei has launched a new app that uses optical character recognition (OCR) and image recognition to translate popular children's books into sign language.
Arkansas high schoolers are using VR to learn about concussions

Arkansas high schoolers are using VR to learn about concussions

Arkansas is using CrashCourse, a new interactive education program that teaches high school students about the risks and effects of concussions.
Breakdown of biggest VC raises in Midwestern states in 2018

Breakdown of biggest VC raises in Midwestern states in 2018

In 2018, Midwest startups made big gains in industries they already had expertise in -- health care, insurance, and marketplaces.
Google adds Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to help hearing-impaired users communicate

Google adds Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier apps to help hearing-impaired users communicate

Google has published two apps -- Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier -- that aim to help deaf and hearing-impaired users communicate more clearly.