Emma Murphy

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By  Emma Murphy 01:29 pm April 16, 2021
Less than a year after its launch, Cohere Health, maker of a care-collaboration platform, announced a $36 million Series B funding round.  Polaris Partners led this latest funding round with participation from new investors Longitude Capital and Deerfield Management. Existing investors Flare Capital Partners and Define Ventures also contributed.  Since its founding, the company has continued to...
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By  Emma Murphy 11:31 am April 12, 2021
Speech data collected from older adults could help determine the risk of driving accidents, according to a new study out of Japan.  Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the study found that drivers age 60 and up who experienced accidents or near accidents had changes in their speech features indicating cognitive impairments. Researchers also found that the algorithms used to...

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By  Emma Murphy 02:01 pm April 7, 2021
Student athletes will now be donning Fitbits in an effort to study the connection between illnesses and wearable device tracking.  On April 1, the Pac-12 Conference announced a research collaboration with Fitbit and researchers at Stanford Medicine to study whether wearable devices can help detect and track infectious diseases like COVID-19.  About 1,000 student athletes across all Pac-12...