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Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, Elizabeth Holmes’ former business and romantic partner and former COO of Theranos, was found guilty of all 12 fraud charges brought against him for his role in the Theranos scandal. In 2018, he, along with Holmes, was charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

Providers continue to adapt to the new care models to patients’ needs. As the pandemic wreaked havoc across the United States, healthcare providers started deploying various health IT solutions to address emerging challenges. They aimed to reduce the load on doctors and protect clinicians and patients from the virus exposure.

Rune Labs on Monday said the San Francisco-based startup has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use the Apple Watch to monitor tremors and other common symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

A team involving researchers from Alcediag, Montpellier University Hospital, Les Toises Psychiatry Centre in Lausanne and Professor David J. Kupfer from the University of Pittsburgh identified and validated a combination of blood biomarkers specific to bipolar disorder. These results, recently published in the leading scientific journal Nature, have led to the development of the first diagnostic blood test for this disorder that affects more than 60 million people worldwide.

Diagnostic companies are racing to develop tests for monkeypox, hoping to tap into a new market as governments ramp up efforts to trace the world’s first major outbreak of the viral infection outside of Africa.