Livongo, which helps patients manage diabetes and hypertension via connected devices and a cloud based platform, raises $105M Series E at $800M+ valuation (Jeff Buchanan/Xconomy)

Jeff Buchanan / Xconomy: Livongo, which helps patients manage diabetes and hypertension via connected devices and a cloud based platform, raises $ 105M Series E

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YC-backed Nectome aims to preserve brains of terminally ill patients through a fatal embalming process for future digitalization; Sam Altman is on its wait list (Antonio Regalado/MIT Technology Review)

Antonio Regalado / MIT Technology Review: YC-backed Nectome aims to preserve brains of terminally ill patients through a fatal embalming process for future digitalization; Sam

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SnowWorld is the virtual reality experience helping burn patients stave off pain with snowballs. Amazingly, “Burn patients experienced 35 to 50 percent less pain when immersed in VR, about the same reduction as a moderate dose of opioid painkillers.”

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