Rock Weekly: DNA on Mars, Facebook and STDs, & Health and the 2012 Election

October 22nd, 2012

Rocktober has been an exciting month, and we haven’t even revealed our next class of startups. Stay tuned for that announcement, coming in the next week. In the meantime, if you’re feeling the pre-winter blues, you may want to take a cue from Iceland and this recent study out of OSU.

For the rest of you happy campers, here’s a generous helping of digital health news.


Peeling Away Health Care’s Sticker Shock

Genome Hunters Go After Martian DNA
Technology Review

Study: Facebook Can Reduce the Spread of STDs

Boosting Healthcare IT’s IQ — More Spock, Less Gomer

Weighing The Impact Of Health Issues On Campaign 2012 [VIDEO]
Kaiser Health News

Do Vitamins Prevent Cancer? The Answer Will Give You Whiplash

Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.
New York Times


Rock Health in the News

Rock Health Breaks Down Health Care’s Hierarchy Startup-Style
Fast Company

Startup Aims to Help Pharmas Find the Right People for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Trials
MedCity News


Funding & Acquisitions

AirStrip Scores $10M Investment

Healthrageous Lands $6.5M For Chronic Disease Management

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