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Neural Analytics raises $15M to commercialize non-invasive, ultrasound-based, brain health monitoring device

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Neur­al Ana­lyt­ics, Inc. Rais­es $15 Mil­lion in Series B Financ­ing (press release):

Neur­al Ana­lyt­ics, Inc., a med­ical device com­pa­ny devel­op­ing and com­mer­cial­iz­ing tech­nol­o­gy to mea­sure, diag­nose, and track brain health, today announced that it has raised $15 mil­lion in Series B financ­ing led by Alpha Edi­son Read the rest of this entry »

WEKIT, Sapien Labs, MyndYou: Top Brainnovations harnessing Big Data

Top Brain­no­va­tion har­ness­ing Big Data (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)The three Final­ists were:

  • WEKIT — Wear­able Expe­ri­ence for Knowl­edge Inten­sive Train­ing – pitch by Paul Lefrere, Inno­va­tion Lead
  • Sapi­en Labs (WINNER) – pitch by Tara Thi­a­gara­jan, Founder & Chief Sci­en­tist
  • Myn­dY­ou – pitch by Shi­ra Yama Nir, Project Man­ag­er
  • Judged by: Bill Tuck­er, Senior Advi­sor to the K12 Edu­ca­tion Pro­gram at the Bill & Melin­da Gates Foun­da­tion; Eduar­do Briceño, CEO and Co-founder of Mind­set Works; John Cam­mack, Angel Investor; Neil Alli­son, Direc­tor of Busi­ness Mod­el Inno­va­tion at Pear­son North Amer­i­ca

Slid­edeck sup­port­ing ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th). All ses­sion record­ings avail­able for pur­chase (50+ Speak­ers, 15+ Hours, $150).

Click Therapeutics, AUGMENTx, Sincrolab: Top Brainnovations to improve Brain Health & Performance

Top Brain­no­va­tion to improve Brain Health & Per­for­mance (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)The three Final­ists were:

  • Click Ther­a­peu­tics – pitch by David Klein, Co-Founder & CEO
  • AUG­MEN­Tx (WINNER) – pitch by Dr. Albert Kwon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Sin­cro­lab – pitch by Igna­cio de Ramon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Judged by: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner Health; Col­in Mil­ner, Founder and CEO of the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil on Active Aging (ICAA); Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing; Zack Lynch, Gen­er­al Part­ner at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners

Slid­edeck sup­port­ing ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th).

Study suggests canola oil is not as beneficial as advertised; sustained use may cause memory problems and brain damage

Canola oil could cause weight gain and mem­o­ry loss (Los Ange­les Times):

Accord­ing to a recent study con­duct­ed on mice, just two table­spoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe pro­gres­sion of Alzheimer’s dis­ease. The new results are call­ing into ques­tion pre­vi­ous rec­om­men­da­tions of canola oil as a health­ful alter­na­tive to sat­u­rat­ed fats.

Canola oil is appeal­ing because it is less expen­sive than oth­er veg­etable oils, and it is adver­tised as being healthy,” said lead researcher Domeni­co Prat­icò, M.D. “Very few stud­ies, how­ev­er, have exam­ined that claim, espe­cial­ly in terms of the brain.” Read the rest of this entry »

Enhancing brains the tried-and-true way: 50 Finalists shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Top 50 2018 Final­ists!

Now in its fourth year, the US $1 mil­lion Glob­al Teacher Prize award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to rec­og­nize one excep­tion­al teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­fes­sion as well as to shine a spot­light on the impor­tant role teach­ers play in soci­ety. Read the rest of this entry »

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