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  • Top of Texas 2016: Big Exits, Ride-Sharing Leaves Austin, & More December 30, 2016
    As 2016 comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the more notable stories from Xconomy Texas over the past year. What follows is my highly subjective list of news that we covered in 2016. Notable exits and fundraises: —San Antonio cloud computing company Rackspace was bought by New York private equity […]
    Angela Shah
  • ‘Creepy Bird’ Anyone? Meet San Antonio’s Retro Video Game Developer December 30, 2016
    San Antonio—Video games are big business, and highly dynamic. From the Xbox to virtual reality, how players play has changed quite a bit since the Atari and the NES brought home gaming to the masses. One San Antonio video game developer is riding a wave of renewed interest in older gaming systems, starting a business […]
    David Holley
  • Despite Political Rhetoric, Staff Diversity Remains a Top Priority December 30, 2016
    I don’t think the election of Donald Trump as president does much to bolster those in tech working on creating a more inclusive and diverse industry, but I will continue to be a champion for it nonetheless. Specifically, I’ve ended 2016 by doubling our team at Localeur and introducing an Advisory Board, both of which […]
    Joah Spearman
  • Political Focus on Rust Belt Could Help Boost VC Investment December 29, 2016
    Much has been written in the tech industry as a result of the Presidential election. Many coastal VCs and entrepreneurs believe that Trump’s America-first, anti-immigration platform could put the brakes on the venture industry’s core globalization strategies. While this may be true, regardless of which candidate you supported, most would agree that with chaos and […]
    Blair Garrou
  • 6 Cybersecurity Predictions for 2017: Ransomware, Skills Gap & More December 28, 2016
    In 2016, we saw cyber attacks increasingly shift from external breaches of confidential data to internal disruption of data and services, as attackers used distributed denial of service (DDoS) or encryption to hold businesses hostage. Attackers continue to focus more on exploiting users than technology. Users are often unaware and uneducated about the potential risks, […]
    James Maude
  • East Coast Silicon Valley December 27, 2016
    “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller Reinvention A few months ago I was talking to executives in charge of innovation at a large U.S. bank. “Our biggest problem is that we look at all this new […]
    Dan Deac
  • Immigration Restrictions, Lack of Healthcare Could Imperil Innovation December 27, 2016
    It’s hard to predict what effect the new administration will have, since we have very little information on any concrete policies they plan to enact. We do know a few things—namely, they are anti-Obamacare and anti-immigration. Decreasing the number of visas granted to highly skilled workers (a likely possibility given Steve Bannon’s comments on Silicon […]
    Shion Deysarkar
  • Ambiq Micro Lands $2,458,624 New Financing Round December 26, 2016
    Feed Type Link http://www.venturedeal.com/Search/SearchResultTransactionDetail.aspx?TransactionId=b14cce5b-17e6-45ad-8174-a48eded4efe6 Date 12/26/2016 Company Name Ambiq Micro Mailing Address 11305 4 Points Drive West Lake Hills, TX 78726 USA Company Description A semiconductor company with a breakthrough patented technology, Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) that dramatically reduces the amount of power consumed by ICs. Website http://www.ambiqmicro.com Transaction Type Venture Equity Transaction Amount […]
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  • Texas Roundup: “1st & Future,” “Pink Tank” Pitch Contests, & More December 23, 2016
    As we approach Santa’s annual visit—are your milk and cookies ready?—let’s get caught up with the latest innovation news from Xconomy Texas: —The National Football League has teamed up with the Texas Medical Center to sponsor the 1st & Future startup pitch competition Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl takes place in Houston. […]
    Angela Shah
  • Bio Roundup: Crazy ’16, Trials of ’17, Senate on Drugs & More December 23, 2016
    You’ve probably seen the Internet memes. “When 2016 started, I looked like this. [Insert picture of young Leo DiCaprio.] Now I look like this. [Leo, with mountain beard, after mud-wrestling with a grizzly in The Revenant.]” In life science terms, let’s just say all our telomeres feel a lot shorter than 12 months ago. The […]
    Alex Lash

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  • Patent Likely to Be Issued to Mitochon for Mitochondria-targeted Therapies November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Patent and Trade Mark Office (USPTO) sent a notice of allowance — meaning it intends to issue a patent — to Mitochon Pharmaceuticals regarding the clinical development of its investigative drug MP101 for the treatment of several mitochondrial-related diseases, including Huntington’s disease and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, among others. […]
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  • 7 Tips for Caregivers and Families of Cancer Patients November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The news of a loved one’s cancer diagnosis is devasting for the whole family and if you’re to become a caregiver, will change your life just as much as the patient’s. Being a caregiver is a difficult, emotionally draining and tiring task, and can at times even […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • The Challenges of Caring for Older Hemophilia Patients November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The advancements in modern medicine have meant that people with hemophilia are living longer than ever, however, this brings its own set of problems for the medical profession. People living with the disease are just as likely to have other health issues when they get older as […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • This SMA Blogger Wants to Help Others Overcome Challenges November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site Blog Blogger Jon Morrow has made a name for himself over the years writing viral content for sites like Copyblogger, and coming on a wide range of entrepreneurial podcasts. He currently resides in Austin, Texas as the CEO of Smart Blogger, while also managing his own website […]
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  • 7 Airway Clearance Techniques November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are seven major airway clearance techniques (ACTs) for patients with lung disease. Airway clearance is needed to help clear away mucus from the lungs to help prevent infections and to improve lung function. Children will need an adult to assist with […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • 7 Airway Clearance Techniques November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, there are seven major airway clearance techniques (ACTs) for patients with lung disease. Airway clearance is needed to help clear away mucus from the lungs to help prevent infections and to improve lung function. Children will need an adult to assist with […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Four UCLA Researchers in IBD November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site Four UCLA researchers conducting early-stage research into inflammatory bowel disease have received four three-year grants totaling $1.2 million from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The grants bring to more than $7 million the foundation’s support for UCLA’s IBD Research Center. The recipients are: Dr. Hon Wai Koon, an associate […]
    Carolina Henriques
  • UC Davis Pediatrics Awarded $2M Grant for Telemedicine Program November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has awarded a $2 million grant to the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics to provide five years of financial support for a new telemedicine program for children with disabilities living in remote communities. The grant will fund the School-Based […]
    Carolina Henriques
  • FDA Approves Gazyva-Chemo Combo for Advanced Follicular Lymphoma November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Roche’s Gazyva (obinutuzumab) in combination with chemotherapy as a first-line treatment for patients with advanced follicular lymphoma. The company said its treatment outperformed Rituxan (rituximab) for follicular lymphoma, the most common type of slow-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “Today’s Gazyva […]
    Magdalena Kegel
  • Whole Milk Increases Risk That Overweight Men’s Prostate Cancer Will Return, Study Finds November 20, 2017
    This post was originally published on this site Drinking a lot of whole milk increases the risk that an overweight man’s prostate cancer will return, a study suggests. The results did not apply to men of normal weight who consume low-fat dairy products, the researchers said. The study, published in the journal The Prostate, is titled […]
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