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FedEx robot sent packing by NYC

FedEx robot sent packing by NYC FedEx’s autonomous delivery bot got a cold reception from New York City officials. After the company’s SameDay Bots — named Roxo — popped up on New York City streets last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and transportation officials delivered a sharp response: Get out. FedEx told […]

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San Francisco smokes Juul’s hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban

San Francisco smokes Juul’s hopes by voting to keep e-cigarette ban Voters in San Francisco have resoundingly rejected an attempt to overturn a citywide ban on e-cigarettes by a margin of around 80:20. Reporting on the count in the Bay Area, CBS SF says at least 78 per cent of voters rejected […]

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The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway

The first US clinical trial of using an in-brain chip to fight opioid addiction is now underway Opioid addiction is easily one of the top widespread healthcare issues facing the U.S., and research indicates we’re nowhere near achieving any kind of significant mitigating solution. But a team of medical researchers working at […]

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An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control” (UC Berkeley’s Dr. Stuart Russell’s new book, “Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, goes on sale Oct. 8. I’ve written a review, “Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before […]

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FDA says Juul ‘ignored the law’ and warns it may take action

FDA says Juul ‘ignored the law’ and warns it may take action The Food and Drug Administration has put vaping giant Juul on notice with a pair of letters calling the company out for misleading statements about its products and ongoing targeting of teens. It is demanding written answers to a boatload […]

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At-home blood testing startup Baze rakes in $6 million from Nature’s Way

At-home blood testing startup Baze rakes in million from Nature’s Way By now, the venture world is wary of blood testing startups offering health data from just a few drops of blood. However, Baze, a Swiss-based personal nutrition startup providing blood tests you can do in the convenience of your own home, […]

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Paige details first AI pathology tech with clinical-grade accuracy in new research paper

Paige details first AI pathology tech with clinical-grade accuracy in new research paper Medical tech and computational pathology startup Paige has published a new article in the peer-reviewed medical journal Nature Medicine, detailing its artificial intelligence-based detection system for identifying prostate cancer, skin cancer and breast cancer, which the company says achieves […]

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Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point

Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point Greg Yap Contributor Share on Twitter Greg is a partner at Menlo Ventures and focuses on life science and digital health technology investments. Today’s wearables are still designed for the healthy and wealthy, not those who could benefit the most. Medical […]

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What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups

What top VCs look for in women’s fertility startups A number of promising women’s health tech companies have popped up in the last few years, from fertility apps to ovulation bracelets — even Apple has jumped into the subject with the addition of period tracking built into the latest edition of the […]

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Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with $110 million

Pitching accuracy rates of over 99% for multiple cancer screens, Thrive launches with 0 million For more than 25 years the founders of Thrive Earlier Detection have been researching ways to improve the accuracy of liquid biopsy tests. The fruits of that labor from Dr. Bert Vogelstein, Dr. Kenneth Kinzler and Dr. […]

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