The difference between good and bad Facebooking

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

Advertisement “Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or leaves us depressed and isolated. It does both, but…
With just one day left in open enrollment, companies turn to Stride Health for help

With just one day left in open enrollment, companies turn to Stride Health for...

The compressed timelines of this year’s open enrollment period for government-mandated healthcare have left some companies in the lurch, and as the final hours to enroll tick by, they’ve turned to the startup company Stride Health for help. Stride manages a number of different tax and healthcare-related information for customers, including Uber, Etsy, Postmates, TaskRabbit,…
The menopause is on our roadmap, says Clue’s Ida Tin

The menopause is on our roadmap, says Clue’s Ida Tin

Femtech startup Clue is looking at expanding the feature-set of its period tracking app to attract women outside its current younger demographic. “Menopause is a huge space,” said founder Ida Tin, speaking on stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. “I’ve been submerged into this area of female health for almost a decade now and every…
Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes

Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type...

Fractyl Labs, a Lexington, Massachusetts-based startup developing treatments for diabetes, has raised $44 million in Series D financing from a slew of VC firms, including GV, True Ventures, the IDO Fund, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Domain Associates, Mithril Capital Management, Emergent Medical Partners, L.P., and Deerfield Management Company, L.P. Fractyl has been working on…
Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others

Teeth straightening startup Candid raises $15 million from Greycroft, Bessemer and others

Candid, the dental startup that aims to straighten your teeth for less than the cost of braces and Invisalign, recently raised a $15 million Series A round led by Greycroft Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, e.ventures and some existing investors. The plan is to use the funding to beef up Candid’s operations and grow its customer…
Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human suffering

Evolve Foundation launches a $100 million fund to find startups working to relieve human...

It seems there’s nothing but bad news out there lately, but here’s some good news — the nonprofit Evolve Foundation has raised $100 million for a new fund called the Conscious Accelerator to combat loneliness, purposelessness, fear and anger spreading throughout the world though technology. Co-founder of Matrix Partners China Bo Shao will lead the…
Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGOs of the world

Dharma hopes to solve health data collection for NGOs of the world

Data scientist Michael Roytman and his statistician friend Jesse Berns were working on a non-government organization project together in Iraq that required a lot of the data to be in a central place and analyzed on the fly. But like a lot of countries in the developing world, Wi-Fi was spotty and they didn’t have…
23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

23andMe’s second act sits squarely in drug research and development

 The company first began making moves early in 2015, forging a partnership with Pfizer to conduct a bit of drug research using 23andMe’s genetic data. The pact was formed in the midst of orders from the Food and Drug Administration that 23andMe cease sales of its consumer health report product, which drove a major portion…

10 Ways to Stay Healthy This Winter

Eat right The bottom line is, we eat too much. Cut back on portions and aim for four to six small meals a day that all include a source of protein such as lean meat,...

What Young Men Should Ask Their Doctors

The University will kick off its fall semester lecture series this Wednesday, with the Yes Men. Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, a.k.a. the Yes Men, will appear on campus Wednesday, Aug. 26. Their event will...

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