How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

How are Michigan’s health systems responding to doctor shortage?

April 21, 2014 12:43 pm by | 1 Comments

Michigan’s medical schools, doctors offices and health care networks are tackling a shortage of primary care doctors that is expected to worsen under the Affordable Care Act. The state and…


Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

Building a new product for doctors? An MD/VC has some advice for winning over early adopters

April 21, 2014 12:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Dr. Akhil Saklecha has seen many a startup stumble over the process of getting physician adoption of new technology. If a company fails to get physicians on board early in…



Amidst Gilead’s Hepatitis C pill patent debate in India, concerns about access to breakthrough drug

Amidst Gilead’s Hepatitis C pill patent debate in India, concerns about access to breakthrough drug

April 21, 2014 10:42 am by | 0 Comments

A cure for hepatitis C might seem like welcome news in India, where 12 million people suffer from the disease. But the country isn’t quite rolling out the red carpet…


Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

Indie rocker’s Kickstarter for glove that turns motion into sound has healthcare potential

April 21, 2014 8:26 am by | 0 Comments

In the near future, medtech may take a cue from rock music. Indie musician Imogen Heap and her team of scientists and designers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 200,000…


Here are five different approaches to crowdfunding for biotechnology

Here are five different approaches to crowdfunding for biotechnology

April 21, 2014 8:19 am by | 1 Comments

The impact of federal budget cuts compounded by the challenges of securing funding for biotechnology companies has led to a growing trend of drug development. Scientists are turning to crowdfunding…


Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

Biochip mimics how the body produces platelets so they could be made in a lab

April 21, 2014 5:52 am by | 0 Comments

When you hear about blood shortages, that doesn’t just mean there’s a shortage of donated red blood cells. It could also mean platelets, a blood component that Sven Karlsson described…


FuelBand is dead? What could this mean for wearables in healthcare?

FuelBand is dead? What could this mean for wearables in healthcare?

April 20, 2014 6:29 pm by | 0 Comments

If reports are true, it looks like Nike just laid off 70 to 80 percent of its FuelBand team. The reason for such a move, CNET reports, is huge: Nike reportedly…



A typical VC’s pipeline: How 1,200 leads result in 10 investments

A typical VC’s pipeline: How 1,200 leads result in 10 investments

April 20, 2014 7:35 am by | 0 Comments

When I meet with entrepreneurs, I am often asked about the VC “pipeline.” How many deals do we see? How many meetings? How often do we conduct due diligence? How…


Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

Google hires UCSF geneticist who figured out how to stop aging in roundworms

April 20, 2014 5:22 am by | 0 Comments

Google’s mysterious health venture dedicated to extending human life has quietly lured a prominent scientist away from UCSF, The Chronicle has learned.
The university confirmed that Cynthia Kenyon, a biochemistry and biophysics professor acclaimed for …


Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

Healthcare.gov asking users to change passwords due to Heartbleed worries

April 20, 2014 5:01 am by | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review…


Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

Irrefutable: Entrepreneurs must lead the charge in their cities

April 19, 2014 1:45 pm by | 0 Comments

Yesterday, Kauffman Foundation released a study that provided empirical support for the Boulder Thesis that I came up with in my book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City….


How about this obnoxious germ alarm as a reminder for workers to wash their hands?

How about this obnoxious germ alarm as a reminder for workers to wash their hands?

April 19, 2014 6:00 am by | 0 Comments

Safeguard, Procter & Gamble’s largest global personal care brand, has created a seriously loud handwashing reminder in a bid to keep people using public bathrooms from spreading so many germs….


Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

Mobile health apps from EHR to diabetes picked as Webby award honorees

April 18, 2014 5:54 pm by | 0 Comments

As part of the annual Webby Awards this year,  11 mobile health apps were chosen as honorees. They include behavioral health apps from the Veteran’s Administration, a diabetes app from…


Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

Wikipedia seen as useful tool to predict flu outbreaks, researchers find

April 18, 2014 3:29 pm by | 0 Comments

The tradition of predicting flu and tracking disease outbreaks has tended to fall exclusively on the shoulders of the Centers for Disease Control. Healthcare entrepreneurs have sought to supplement that…


7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

7 interesting findings about seniors’ Internet use from Pew Research

April 18, 2014 1:11 pm by | 2 Comments

Senior Americans’ grasp of the Internet and mobile devices is more complex than most people may realize, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. About six in 10…