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

  • Buprenorphine-Naloxone Cost-Effective for Opioid Use Disorder December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Buprenorphine-naloxone is cost-effective compared with extended-release naltrexone for treating opioid use disorder, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Sean M. Murphy, Ph.D.,...
  • 2010 to 2014 Saw Increase in Anemia After Hospitalization December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Moderate anemia after hospitalization increased from 2010 to 2014 in parallel with reduced red blood cell (RBC) transfusion, although this increase was not associated with increased subsequent RBC use, rehospitalization, or...
  • Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- For patients with heart failure, follow-up care within seven days of discharge from the emergency department is associated with lower rates of long-term mortality and subsequent admissions, according to a study published in...
  • Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Women with active migraine have a lower risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in JAMA Neurology. Guy Fagherazzi, Ph.D., from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale...
  • More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, but Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falling December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Vaping among American teenagers increased dramatically in 2018, with nearly two of every five high school seniors reporting they had tried an electronic cigarette during the past year, according to the latest Monitoring the...
  • Cisplatin Superior to Cetuximab for HPV+ Oropharyngeal Cancer December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- For treatment of human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive low-risk oropharyngeal cancer, cetuximab shows no benefit compared with the standard cisplatin regimen in terms of reduced toxicity and results in worse tumor control,...
  • Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Stethoscopes in the intensive care unit (ICU) have high levels of bacterial contamination, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Vincent R. Knecht, from the...
  • Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- A considerable proportion of patients with type 2 diabetes may be self-monitoring blood glucose inappropriately, according to a research letter published online Dec. 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Kevin D. Platt, M.D., from...
  • Risk for Later Suicide Up for Certain Youth Presenting to ED December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- The risk for subsequent self-directed violence is increased among young people presenting to the emergency department for certain medical conditions, according to a study published online Dec. 17 in the American Journal of...
  • Pediatricians Have Role in Screen for Postpartum Depression December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Pediatric physicians should screen women for postpartum depression (PPD) at well-child visits and make use of community resources for treatment and referral, according to a policy statement and technical report published...
  • Solriamfetol Feasible for Sleep Apnea-Related Tiredness December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Solriamfetol therapy, compared with placebo, results in improvements in wakefulness and sleepiness measures in patients with excessive sleepiness due to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published online...
  • Prevalence of Metabolically Healthy Adults in U.S. Very Low December 17, 2018
    MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Very few U.S. adults are metabolically healthy, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Joana Araújo, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Grieving Loss in a Year of Change and MS December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Dealing with bundled change, loss, and multiple sclerosis (MS) has turned out to be more of a challenge than I could have  imagined, and I have not been very good at it. Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is overwhelming on its own, so […]
  • Bacterial Toxin-based Test Could Help Detect Ovarian Cancer Early December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A bacterial toxin-based blood test could help in the early detection of ovarian cancer, and function as a tool for monitoring treatment and disease progression in patients with advanced disease, a study shows. The study, “Detection of N-glycolylneuraminic acid biomarkers in sera from patients with ovarian cancer […]
  • Calquence Shows Durable Responses in Relapsed or Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Phase 2 Trial Shows December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Calquence (acalabrutinib), a treatment for mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) patients who have failed at least one prior therapy, reduced tumor burden in four of five patients in a Phase 2 clinical trial, with responses lasting a median 26 months, AstraZeneca and Acerta Pharma reported. The findings were presented at the recent American Society […]
  • Nonprofit Launches Trial to Get Therapies to Multiple Myeloma Patients More Efficiently December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is launching a platform clinical trial aimed at investigating treatments for high-risk multiple myeloma patients. Building on the nonprofit’s landmark study that identified unique disease subtypes, it is the first platform trial exclusively for multiple myeloma patients. Called MyDRUG, the trial is the […]
  • Enrollment Complete in Phase 2 Trial of NeuVax-Herceptin for HER2-Positive, High-Risk Breast Cancer December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The investigator-sponsored trial studying a combination of NeuVax (nelipepimut-S, NPS) and Herceptin (trastuzumab) as a maintenance treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer at high risk of recurrence has completed patient enrollment, Sellas Life Sciences, NeuVax’s developer, has announced. Top-line data from the trial is expected by the end of 2019. “The […]
  • Patients Seek Therapies That Might Stop Progression and Ease Burden of ALS, Online Survey Finds December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The majority of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) report wanting new treatments to stop their disease’s progression and so improve breathing function, muscle strength, and mobility, according to the results from a self-reported online survey of ALS patients and caregivers. These findings may help define future guidelines for […]
  • Potential DMD Therapy WVE-210201 Shows Positive Phase 1 Safety Results December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site WVE-210201, an exon 51 skipping therapy, has shown positive safety and tolerability results in a Phase 1 clinical trial in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Wave Life Sciences announced. According to Wave Life Sciences, the positive safety data supports moving the therapy into a Phase 2/3 trial, planned to start in […]
  • APP Gene’s Diversity Holds Potential to Treat Alzheimer’s with HIV Therapies, Researchers Say December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Brain nerve cells of Alzheimer’s disease patients can produce thousands of variants of the APP gene, which codes for β-amyloid protein, a hallmark of the disease, researchers say. An enzyme important to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a key player in APP’s genetic diversity, supporting the potential for HIV antiretroviral […]
  • I’m Seeking Solutions to Workplace Struggles December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site When I set out to establish a career some years ago, I couldn’t have foreseen that many of the skills that set me apart as a desirable employee would eventually be lost to a fatal illness. Unfortunately, this is now my reality as I continue my battle […]
  • What the Gratitude Relay Means to the FA Community December 17, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site   With more than 7,000 known rare diseases in the world, it’s impossible to have all humans acknowledge and learn about every single one. No matter how life-threatening, debilitating, or serious a disease is, the hard truth is that if it doesn’t affect a large group of […]