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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 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 Transaction Type Venture Equity Transaction Amount […]
  • 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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  • Gamida Recruiting Myeloma Patients for Phase 1 Trial of Its Killer Cells-based Therapy January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Gamida Cell is enrolling participants in a Phase 1 clinical trial of an immunotherapy for myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that is based on expanding the number of the body’s natural killer cells to fight the cancers. The study (NCT03019666) will assess the safety and preliminary effectiveness of the treatment […]
  • Providence Cancer Institute, Nanobiotix Partner for Preclinical Study of NBTXR3 in Pancreatic Cancer January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A preclinical study testing Nanobiotix’s radiotherapy enhancer NBTXR3 in pancreatic cancers is underway as part of a collaboration with one of the world’s leading oncological research centers, the Providence Cancer Institute, in Portland, Oregon. Led by Marka R. Crittenden, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist and director of Translational Radiation […]
  • Atypical Endometriosis Difficult to Diagnose, But Imaging Helps, Review Finds January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site While endometriosis usually affects tissues in the pelvic region, in rare cases, atypical endometriotic tissue can infiltrate and grow in distant sites in the abdomen and chest. A review shows that while the condition can be difficult to diagnose, the cyclic nature of symptoms — waxing and waning […]
    Magdalena Kegel
  • Capricor Adds 7 New Patent Applications from Cedars-Sinai for DMD and Cardiac Disorders January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Capricor Therapeutics is expanding its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and cardiac therapy programs using cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) by adding seven new patent applications related to the technology. The new applications were from Capricor’s existing exclusive license agreements with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and are aimed at expanding Capricor’s cellular and […]
  • New Blood Stem Cell Harvest Method Could Speed Up Transplants January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A new method of releasing blood stem cells from the bone marrow into the blood may lead to more rapid and efficient stem cell transplants in lymphoma patients. If confirmed in clinical trials, the method could make it easier for bone marrow donors and increase the number […]
    Magdalena Kegel
  • Most Cerebrovascular Events in Lupus Patients are Caused by Disease Itself, Study Shows January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Cerebrovascular events are the fourth most frequent neuropsychiatric event in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and mostly are due to SLE rather than other causes, a new multi-national study shows. Stroke and transient ischemia were the most common cerebrovascular events in these patients. The research, “Cerebrovascular Events in […]
  • FDA to Review Sandoz’s Application for Biosimilar to Bowel Disease Therapy Humira January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to review Sandoz’s application for a biosimilar to AbbVie’s bowel disease therapy Humira (adalimumab). “When patients are dealing with a chronic disease, it is imperative they have access to important medication that will help best manage their health,” Mark Levick, Sandoz’s global […]
  • Laughing in the Face of Adversity January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site For those of us with FA or any other disability, overcoming adversity is part of our daily lives, to the point where we don’t even notice it anymore. There is a trick to embracing adversity, for turning life’s greatest challenges into some of life’s greatest opportunities, and […]
  • Balancing Act January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site “Whoa, Daddy, Daddy!” Ella exclaims as I sit her on her bath chair. “Whoa, whoa, Daddy!” Ella says as I sit her on the toilet. “I’m gonna fall!” Ella offers as she sits on the couch. Now that Ella is home and the pain from the spine […]
  • Movies: The Fibro Equalizer January 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I look forward to seeing movies in January every year. The best films often appear during the last few weeks of December in a mad rush to get them qualified for that year’s awards. Those are the very times I choose not to go. Long lines and […]