H|T: The Healthtech Times – Using AI to treat cancer

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Home healthcare platform AlayaCare raises $13.8 million Series B (BETAKIT)

The round was led by iNovia Capital.

Depression study offers chance at innovative treatment through brain pulses (CBC)

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (RTMS) works through neuroplasticity, the idea that brains aren’t rigidly hardwired but can change.

Akouos, a biotech startup that’s trying to tackle a $750 billion global problem, just announced it’s raised a new funding round (BUSINESSINSIDER)

Akouos, which is trying to address hearing loss, raised a $50 million Series A round co-led by 5AM Ventures and New Enterprise Associates.

Google plans to roll out digital wellness features in Pie but Apple’s already got ’em (TECHCRUNCH)

Google said the wellness includes features such as a dashboard for digital wellness, or the ability to track just how much time you spend on your device, and an app timer that lets you set time limits on apps.

Artificial intelligence model “learns” from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic (MITNEWS)

Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors.

Canadian government invests $79.8 million in five health research centres (BETAKIT)

The program is being delivered through the Centres of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) program.

Providers need to listen, learn and adapt to change for clinical communication success (HEALTHTECHMAGAZINE)

To cut back on collaboration complications, healthcare leaders must embrace technology and teamwork.

Klara picks up $11.5 million to improve communication in healthcare (TECHCRUNCH)

Klara, which looks to rethink the way communication is handled across the healthcare industry, raised the funding from FirstMark Capital, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Project A Ventures, Atlantic Labs, and others.

Healthtech startup HealthPlix raises $3M from IDG Ventures and Kalaari Capital (YOURSTORY)

HealthPlix, which assists doctors and hospitals digitally through its assistive-AI driven electronic medical records, will use the funds to strengthen its technology and expand its team and services in other geographical markets.

Hinge Health raises $26M Series B to tackle musculoskeletal pain (TECHCRUNCH)

The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from the company’s Series A backer Atomico.


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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.

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