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VR could help treat Parkinson’s, schizophrenia, autism finds University of Waterloo report

The technology could aid individuals with certain neurological conditions by helping change their perceptions of time, the report stated.


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Alphabet-backed Clover Health is cutting tech jobs after realizing it needs more health-care experts

“As Clover enters this new era of growth, we are restructuring some teams in recognition of our need for deep Medicare Advantage skill sets to continue propelling us forward to fully achieve our mission of improving every life.”


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Trexo Robotics wants to redefine mobility for children with disabilities

“Seeing my nephew walking for the first time was definitely the proudest moment of my life,” says Trexo Robotics co-founder, Manmeet Maggu.


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Far out, man: ATAI raised $43m to conduct psychedelic medicine research

ATAI is currently funding clinical trials for “formerly stigmatized compounds,” like psilocybin (the activator in magic mushrooms) and arketamine (a different form of ketamine than what’s in J&J’s nasal spray).


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UPS partners with drone startup Matternet for medical sample deliveries

With the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina’s department of transportation, UPS and Matternet will conduct routine daily flights that transport medical samples.


medcity

This digital therapeutics company helps patients with neurologic injuries and diseases improve walking

The company, Portland, Maine-based MedRhythms, is using sensors, software and music to build evidence-based neurologic interventions to help stroke patients improve their walking.


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Freiburg-based biotech startup Cytena raises €3 million for its single cell printing technology

The funding was led by High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF).


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Demanding privacy, and establishing trust, in digital health

As we move toward an increasingly digitized world of healthcare — and as early-stage companies and tech behemoths operate alongside one another in the space — how can all involved uphold their responsibilities, follow relevant laws and regulations and maintain the trust of patients and users when it comes to privacy?


medcity

Research shows most consumer behavioral health apps have no scientific backing

Based on the literature review conducted by the researchers, only 14 percent of top ranked behavioral health apps described design or development that was based on real-world evidence.


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Digital health startup Xealth lands $11M to help doctors prescribe pretty much anything but drugs

Xealth uses patient data to recommend services from a variety of vendors for possible prescription.


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CAN – Priority Health Innovation Challenge (read more)

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Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi

Amira Zubairi is a staff writer and content creator at BetaKit with a strong interest in Canadian startup, business, and legal tech news. In her free time, Amira indulges in baking desserts, working out, and watching legal shows.