"Advances in medicine and agriculture have saved vastly more lives than have been lost in all the wars in history." — Carl Sagan, American astronomer
- New treatment target for Alzheimer's
- Hope for neurodevelopmental disorder in children
- Eli Lilly buys diabetes biotech
- An AI boost for clinical trials & research
- Teen inventor competes in global competition
- XLerateHealth's Flint cohort selections
- Accurately identifying your cancer risk
- Vaccine development tech
- COVID-19 and anemia
- Teaching with tech
July 21, 2021
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- MINNEAPOLIS, MN and MADISON, WI—Flywheel, a cloud-based informatics platform for medical research and HealthMyne, a company that uses AI-enabled radiomic solutions to translate health research insights, announced a partnership. The goal is to combine the companies’ technologies to speed up research and advance clinical trial outcomes.
- FLINT, MI—XLerateHealth has selected six healthcare startups to participate in its 2021 Flint cohort. The startups include Kalamazoo-based Adlore; Newton, PA-based DRS.LINQ; St. Louis-based Intuitool Devices, Inc.; Flint-based Isaab Innovations; North Beach, MD-based MyHelse; and East Landing-based Vern Health.
- ANN ARBOR, MI—Your risk of cancer may go beyond your family history. University of Michigan startup InheRET is developing a tool that more accurately identifies which people are at risk for developing inherited cancers based on more than standard family histories. The Inherited Risk Evaluation Tool (InheRET) applies an algorithm based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.
Mayo Clinic technology licensed
ROCHESTER, MN—AI health tech company nference used data from the Mayo Clinic in a study to deepen understanding of risks related to long-term COVID-19 symptoms. By analyzing lab test results for patients rehospitalized after a COVID-19 infection, researchers found that those patients are more likely to have experienced anemia before their diagnosis and during the time they were infected with COVID-19.
LINCOLN, NE—During the pandemic, The University of Nebraska Medical Center increased its use of simulation and visualization technologies to help train staff. One example is the use of manikins that can replicate the respiratory issues often seen in COVID-19 patients. This has allowed health professionals outside of respiratory care to train on the use of ventilators.
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