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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

RSS National Bio News

  • Treatment Tied to Survival Benefit in Complex Bladder Cancer October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Cancer treatment is associated with a clinically meaningful survival benefit in older, medically complex patients with superficial bladder cancer (SBC), according to a study published online Oct. 5 in Cancer. Tullika...
  • Compression Collar May Protect Brain of Female Soccer Players October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- A jugular vein compression collar can prevent white matter alterations associated with head impact exposure among female high school soccer players, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in the British Journal of...
  • Fertility Rates Down for Each Urbanization Level 2007 to 2017 October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- During 2007 to 2017, fertility rates decreased in the United States for each urbanization level, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for...
  • Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin...
  • Dose Range of IV Ketamine for Adjunct Tx of Depression Tested October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Two subanesthetic dosages of ketamine appear to provide significant symptom relief to patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Molecular Psychiatry. Maurizio...
  • Recommendations Developed to Verify NGT Placement in Children October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Recommendations on best practices for nasogastric tube (NGT) placement and verification in pediatric patients have been developed. The best practice recommendations were published online Sept. 6 in Nutrition in Clinical...
  • Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- A seven-day dose of metronidazole is associated with a reduced likelihood of being Trichomonas vaginalis-positive at test-of-cure compared with single-dose treatment, according to a study published online Oct. 5 in The...
  • Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S. October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- Annual lung cancer mortality was 28 percent lower in California than in the rest of the United States in 2013, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in Cancer Prevention Research. John P. Pierce, Ph.D., from the...
  • Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Up Mortality in COPD, PTSD October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term benzodiazepine use is not associated with mortality, but there is an association for short-term...
  • Well-Being of Young Adults on Kidney Replacement Tx Studied October 17, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For young adults receiving kidney replacement therapy (KRT), well-being and medication adherence are associated with psychological morbidity, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Clinical Journal of the...
  • Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM October 16, 2018
    TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- For patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk for macrovascular outcomes compared with not undergoing surgery, according to a study published in the Oct. 16 issue of...
  • Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data October 16, 2018
    TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- Dozens of scientific papers from the laboratory of well-known heart researcher Piero Anversa contain fraudulent data, according to a Harvard Medical School internal investigation. Anversa and other members of his laboratory...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • MS Does Not Excuse Poor Behavior October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site This is a difficult column to pen. I am an open heart, yet critically examining myself, and my troubling behavior is onerous. The ego is not impartial. I have written several articles discussing the emotional toll of multiple sclerosis and chronic illness. By the comments and messages […]
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  • Publication of Phase 3 Trial Results Supports FDA Approval of Copiktra, Verastem Announces October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Copiktra (duvelisib) monotherapy may be an effective and safe treatment option for patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)/small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), according to results from a Phase 3 trial now published in a peer-reviewed journal. Verastem Oncology announced the publication of the study, “The phase 3 […]
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  • Study Identifies Predictors of Poor Outcome in Patients with SSc at Risk for Pulmonary Hypertension October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A study identified predictors for hospitalization due to lung and heart problems and mortality in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients at risk for pulmonary hypertension (PH). Being a man, having a reduced capacity to clear carbon monoxide in the lungs, and having pericardial effusions (accumulation of fluids around the heart) […]
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  • Cerdelga May Be a Cost-saving Treatment Option for Gaucher Type 1, Study Finds October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Switching patients with Gaucher disease type 1 (GD1) from enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) to Cerdelga (eliglustat), an oral substrate reduction therapy (SRT), may strongly reduce treatment-associated costs, a recent study suggests. The study, “Budget Impact Analysis of Eliglustat for the Treatment of Gaucher Disease Type 1 in the […]
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  • Data from PHAROS Trial Reveals Danger of Poorer Outcomes for Scleroderma Patients At-Risk of PH October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) at risk of having pulmonary hypertension (PH) also have similar risk factors for a poorer outcome as patients with SSc-PH and SSc-pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a study shows. Being male, having accumulation of fluids around the heart, low oxygen desaturation during exercise, […]
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  • #ECTRIMS2018 – Shifting from Gilenya to Lemtrada Doesn’t Increase Risk of MS Reactivation, Study Says October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Shifting from treatment with Gilenya (fingolimod) to Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), and doing a short washout period between the two therapies, does not seem to increase the risk of disease reactivation in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), an Italian study shows. Lemtrada, marketed by Sanofi Genzyme, dramatically reduced MS […]
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  • Let’s Treat Ourselves with Kindness October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis is difficult, to say the least. You need kindness, not just for others, but also for yourself. It helps to be compassionate with yourself during the stressful, scary, and difficult times. Talking to yourself with kindness is a powerful form of self-compassion. Kind […]
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  • A Half-empty Glass October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I crammed myself into a middle seat, a heavy set lady on one side and a talkative gentleman on the other. It was all too late by the time I realized that my laptop was secured in the overhead compartment. I’m stuck, I thought, and rummaged through […]
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  • On Turning 25 October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I turn 25 in a few days, which for me is a pretty substantial accomplishment. After four broken legs, two major surgeries, multiple run-ins with pneumonia, a couple of pills shoved up my butt, and far too many catheters, I’ve managed to carry on. I figure that […]
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  • Wheelchair-accessible Halloween Happenings October 16, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Halloween pulls at my heartstrings. I love it so much that even Christmas comes in second. Maybe it’s thanks to all the beautiful fall colors or the excitement of digging out my favorite sweaters. Or perhaps it’s the smell of pumpkin spice flooding the air. I daydream […]
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