RSS Texas Bio News

  • 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

RSS National Bio News

  • Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Cancer survivors are more likely to be prescribed five or more unique medications, including drugs with abuse potential, according to a study published online April 12 in Cancer. Caitlin C. Murphy, Ph.D., M.P.H., from...
  • C. Difficile Risk Higher With Stoma Reversal Versus Colectomy April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Patients who undergo elective stoma reversal have a higher incidence of postoperative Clostridium difficile infection versus patients who undergo elective colectomy, according to a study published in the May issue of...
  • New Drug Combo Ups Survival in HER2/neu Uterine Serous Cancer April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu-positive uterine serous carcinoma, adding intravenous trastuzumab to treatment with carboplatin-paclitaxel is associated with increased...
  • Smartphone App May Up Medication Adherence in HTN April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Randomization to use of a smartphone app is associated with a small improvement in medication adherence but no change in systolic blood pressure among individuals with poorly controlled hypertension, according to a study...
  • Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Heavy use of opiates among patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is tied to increased risk of premature all-cause death, according to a study published in the April issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and...
  • Young Adults With T1DM Show Muscle Metabolic Deficiencies April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Physically active young adults with type 1 diabetes have alterations in mitochondrial ultrastructure and bioenergetics within skeletal muscle, according to a study published online April 18 in Diabetologia. Cynthia M.F....
  • CDC: Asian U.S. Mothers More Likely to be Older, Married April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Non-Hispanic Asian mothers have distinct characteristics, some of which vary by Asian subgroup and place of birth, according to a National Vital Statistics Report published online April 18 by the U.S. Centers for Disease...
  • Disordered Eating Among Teens Tied to Future Depression April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Disordered eating behavior among adolescents is associated with a significantly increased risk of future depressive symptoms and being bullied by peers, according to a study published online April 11 in JAMA...
  • Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- A range of interventions can successfully improve self-regulation in children and adolescents, according to research published online April 16 in JAMA Pediatrics. Anuja Pandey, M.D., from the University College London...
  • Social Support of Autonomy Tied to Better Glycemic Control in DM April 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- Family and friends' autonomy support may lead to better glycemic control by reducing distress among patients with diabetes, according to a study published online March 29 in Diabetes Care. Aaron A. Lee, Ph.D., from the...
  • Lasting Outcome Similar for ULS, SSLF for Pelvic Organ Prolapse April 17, 2018
    TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- For women with pelvic organ prolapse, there is no significant difference in five-year outcomes with uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) and sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) surgeries, and no difference in the...
  • Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia April 17, 2018
    TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Regular intake of coffee and tea does not appear to be associated with the risk of arrhythmia, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Aleksandr Voskoboinik, M.B.B.S., from...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • New DLBCL Genetic Subtypes Offer Potential for Tailored Therapies, Researchers Say April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site An analysis of the genomic alterations and gene activity of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) samples has allowed researchers to identify four genetic subtypes of the disease, which could help explain why only some patients respond to treatment. The findings offer the potential for designing tailored strategies […]
  • Sarcoidosis Research Foundation Awards Travel Grants to Top Investigators Presenting at Meeting April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) has invested $1 million in its new Clinical and Research Fellowship Program. It also gave travel awards to the first authors of the top four abstracts submitted for presentation at the annual conference of the Americas Association of Sarcoidosis and Other Granulomatous […]
  • Dried Blood Samples Are Easy, Cheap, Effective for Early Diagnosis of GD Types 2-3, Study Says April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Testing dried blood spots is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way for the early diagnosis of Gaucher disease (GD) types 2 and 3 in high-risk patients, according to researchers from Japan. The research, “High-risk screening for Gaucher disease in patients with neurological symptoms,” appeared in the Journal […]
  • Insmed Research Award Created for Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria Lung Disease Projects April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The American Thoracic Society Foundation has created a $50,000 research award for projects aimed at developing better prevention, diagnosis, or treatment approaches for non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NMT) lung disease. It calls it the Insmed Research Award to recognize the global biopharmaceutical company Insmed’s commitment to funding it. People with […]
  • When Endometriosis Causes a Lack of Self-confidence April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site It’s difficult to deal with. I repeat this statement like a broken record. But it is the only way to describe endometriosis. This disease is difficult to deal with. It leaves me feeling crappy and destroys my emotions. A goal for my efforts to raise awareness about […]
  • Noticing the Blessings in Everyday Life April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Chronic illness can dramatically alter life perspective. If there’s anything I’ve learned from having mitochondrial myopathy, it’s gratitude for my surroundings. I guess I’ve developed a kind of mindfulness from days spent inside my house trying to regain energy. If I’ve drained too much energy, it can […]
  • Distracting Yourself from Pain April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site When in a lot of pain because of fibromyalgia, focusing on the pain can make you feel so much worse, both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, lots of great ideas are out there to keep you distracted. Here are some of them: Laughter: It is truly the best medicine. Watch […]
  • Adventures in the Big Apple (Part 1) April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Before I go any further with this column, let me go ahead and get this out of the way: My parents are awesome, and I saw “Hamilton” on Broadway with my mom last week. Go ahead and throw your virtual pitchforks at me now and get it over […]
  • When Invisible Illness Becomes Visible April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I breathed 23 years of invisible illness before retching tan-green Silly Putty into city trash bins while leashed to a bulky, wheeled, metallic canister of oxygen. Twenty-three years of rotting beneath my skin before the disease turned inside-out. All eyes were on me as I puked, a […]
  • I Hope My MS Treatments Are Done for Good April 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe, quoth the Lemmie, “Nevermore.” As I write this, the final brown bag of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab) has just begun to drip into a vein in my left arm. If all goes “as advertised,” this will be the final disease-modifying therapy I’ll ever […]