February 4, 2021
Short seller calls out Clover Health. Hindenburg Research, a short seller that describes itself as a specialist in forensic financial research, published a report criticizing Clover Health's business and alleging that the Medicare Advantage insurtech company has not disclosed active investigations by the Department of Justice.
Hindenburg – which said that it does not have positions for or against...
April 20, 2020
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University found that self-reported coronavirus symptoms from surveys posted on Facebook and Google correlate to test-confirmed cases. These results will now be part of the university’s new disease forecast map COVIDcast, which will also include data from others like the Quidel Corp.
While individual results of the Carnegie Mellon study weren’t shared with...
October 24, 2017
A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University shows that a mindfulness app, used for two weeks in daily 20-minute increments, measurably reduced stress compared to a control app.
Testing the impact of a smartphone intervention on stress wasn't the primary purpose of the study; instead it sought to prove that the specific mindfulness paractices of monitoring and acceptance were...
March 23, 2016
UPMC Enterprises, the venture arm of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has announced that it plans to invest in the first six health tech projects developed under The Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance, which is run by UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.
The venture fund will invest more than $3 million into these projects over the next six months, as it assesses...
October 27, 2015
IBM Research and Carnegie Mellon University are working on a smartphone app that would help blind and visually impaired people navigate their surroundings, by communicating information about the users surroundings to them via audio cues or vibrations.
The app, called NavCog, will initially be specific to the Carnegie Mellon campus, as it will rely on Bluetooth beacons placed around walkways and...