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Sticky Nanoparticles Fight Skin Cancer

Using bioadhesive nanoparticles from the laboratory of Dr. W. Mark Saltzman, Dr. Michael Girardi and his team collaborated with Dr. Saltzman and loaded them with a one-two punch of chemotherapy plus immunotherapy to study its impact in skin cancer. The results may have significant impact for how skin cancer tumors are treated.

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  • Spring Health Notches A $190 Million Series C At A $2 Billion Valuation, Making CEO April Koh The Youngest Woman To Run A Unicorn

    During her undergraduate years at Yale University, April Koh learned firsthand how frustrating and expensive it can be to find effective help for mental health illnesses. Her best friend and roommate cycled through multiple doctors and medications for an eating disorder, and ultimately needed a leave of absence to secure treatment; Koh, meanwhile, was dealing with her own mental health issues and struggling to find the right course of treatment.

    Source: Forbes
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  • Visionairy Health Secures CE Marking for its AI-Based X-Ray Triage Tool

    Visionairy Health (VH), a Health-tech AI company, announced today that it has obtained CE Marking for X1, its artificial intelligence (AI) based chest x-ray triage and prioritization product. X1 is a state-of-the-art medical device that uses deep learning to analyze chest x-rays, flagging those images that are suggestive of the presence of one or more of 15 pre-specified findings (including tuberculosis, pneumothorax, and lung nodules). It has been trained using hundreds of thousands of chest x-rays from dozens of geographical locations. X1 is PACS agnostic and can be easily integrated with existing radiology software. The software's notifications act as a secondary check in parallel to physicians' independent assessment to ensure that imaging studies with any prespecified findings are brought to their immediate attention.

    Source: PR Newswire
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  • Diversifi: Changing the Face of Healthcare

    With their aim of increasing diversity in the medical field, the Diversifi team tackles structural racism in healthcare from multiple angles: the initiative helps make these careers more accessible to underrepresented groups, as well as supports the growth of a workforce that is more capable of providing unbiased healthcare to these populations.

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  • School of Public Health alum’s startup Pills2Me relaunches in New Haven

    Members of the New Haven community may soon have a new way to get their prescriptions. Pills2Me — an early-stage company founded by Leslie Asanga MPH ’20 — offers people the opportunity to have their prescriptions delivered from local pharmacies to their doorstep. The platform can currently be accessed through the company’s website and as an app. A toll-free number is also available for placing orders and is primarily geared toward elderly members of the community who may not want to download the app. The service can pick up and deliver prescriptions from any pharmacy to those who need it. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, but is relaunching in New Haven with a goal to start delivering prescriptions this April.

    Source: Yale Daily News
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