Leah D'Sa

    Leah D’Sa is a Junior studying Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College. She is currently a copyeditor for the school newspaper the Berkeley Beacon as well as Poetry Editor for the literary magazine the Emerson Review. She is looking to begin her career with health technology writing as she seeks to combine her lifelong love of writing and science.

    LaunchPad Medical Sends Bone Adhesive to the International Space Station

    LaunchPad Medical Sends Bone Adhesive to the International Space Station »

    22 Jan, 2018
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    Research done by NASA suggests that astronauts lose up to 2% bone mass per month in space. This is because of low level of force exerted on the skeleton in low-gravity conditions. However, research currently being conducted at the International Space Station with an idea from the Mass Challenge Alumnus LaunchPad Medical could soon be the answer to the bone density loss crisis affecting astronauts.

    C- Sweetener Matches Mentoring Pairs for Women to Enter the C- Suite

    C- Sweetener Matches Mentoring Pairs for Women to Enter the C- Suite »

    12 Dec, 2017
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    Entrepreneur Lisa Serwin believes that a lack of women leadership is bad for the industry. “If you think of patients in healthcare systems as consumers, as your customers, to not have the majority of your customer pool represented at your executive table is a huge loss,” she explains. “It’s a huge miss in the healthcare industry.” That’s why she founded C- Sweetener, a non-profit online platform based in San Francisco that matches vetted mentors in the healthcare industry with female mentees aspiring to break into the C-Suite. Serwin, who has held multiple C-Suite positions says, “We really just want to change the conversation. We wanted to stop talking and start doing.”

    Pixm Develops AI Cybersecurity Against Phishing

    Pixm Develops AI Cybersecurity Against Phishing »

    3 Dec, 2017
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    Pixm is backed by some well-known cybersecurity and former NSA leaders and has developed an AI computer-vision based technology to detect zero-day phishing attacks in real-time. Pixm’s AI anti-phishing software runs on all devices protecting users from these phishing attacks at the point of click. Buduri explains, “Whenever you open a phishing link in your browser, our software performs visual and spatial analysis, determines if it’s a phishing attack, and shuts it down inside your browser in real-time, all within one second.”

    Random Forest AI Technology Improves Breast Cancer Detection Rates

    Random Forest AI Technology Improves Breast Cancer Detection Rates »

    15 Nov, 2017
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    Yedidia is optimistic about the future of AI and curing breast cancer. “It seems likely to me that AI is potentially very helpful for solving breast cancer. A lot of breast cancer is looking at images for tiny details that maybe humans aren’t necessarily good enough at noticing. A human might have trouble taking all these tiny details into account, but a computer can do it without a problem.

    HubWeek Panel Presents The Women Behind Digital Health

    HubWeek Panel Presents The Women Behind Digital Health »

    25 Oct, 2017
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    According to a Rock Health 2016 report 0% of healthcare fortune 100 companies have a female CEO in the US. Only 8% of the top 100 hospitals in the US are led by a woman. None of the healthcare informatics companies in Massachusetts are led by women despite the state’s high volume of these companies. According to Mass Digital Health Innovation research, there are about 62 total women digital health CEOs out of 350 in the state.

    Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi discuss Best-Selling “Super Brain” at HubWeek

    Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi discuss Best-Selling “Super Brain” at HubWeek »

    19 Oct, 2017
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    Dr. Rudolph Tanzi’s research on the plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s is now being conducted on neurological tissue rather than mice. Tanzi says he can develop the tissue in 6-8 weeks rather than the years it takes in mice specimen. He announced 38 new potential drugs that have been created specifically for Alzheimer’s or have been repurposed that may be put on the marketplace to combat the disease.

    Dock Health App Helps Boston Children’s Clinicians With Task Management

    Dock Health App Helps Boston Children’s Clinicians With Task Management »

    10 Oct, 2017
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    Dock Health is a HIPAA-compliant iOS app which offers a shared task list for clinicians and their team members.

    BWH Looks To Solve Critical Challenges With Startup Partnerships

    BWH Looks To Solve Critical Challenges With Startup Partnerships »

    6 Oct, 2017
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    Landman explained that the iHub is interested in collaborating with health care startups from PULSE@MassChallenge and elsewhere. He explained that one of iHub’s key missions is “to really accelerate the innovator’s ideals, and sometimes that involves matching with industry partners to accelerate idea formation.” For clinicians and staff within the hospital who have an idea that fulfills a clinical need, iHub provides a website where they can explain their idea and potentially be paired with external industry leaders.

    1upHealth Aims To Reduce Hospital Readmissions With Connected Healthcare App

    1upHealth Aims To Reduce Hospital Readmissions With Connected Healthcare App »

    28 Sep, 2017
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    The application allows patients and providers secure access to one portal which houses the patient’s profile, messages, timeline of significant events, allergies, immunizations, heart rate (which is measured through linked wearable sensors in smartphones and the apple watch), medication, and medical documents.

    Qrativ Combines AI And Big Data To Discover New Purposes For Drug Treatments

    Qrativ Combines AI And Big Data To Discover New Purposes For Drug Treatments »

    22 Sep, 2017
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    The startup Qrativ is the joint venture of the biotech company nference and Mayo Clinic. While nference supplies AI technology to the startup, Mayo Clinic offers the clinical expertise needed to give new purpose to pre-existing drugs.

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