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

  • FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone Nasal Spray to Treat Opioid Overdose April 19, 2019
    April 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, commonly known as Narcan, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid...
  • Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Daily atorvastatin is safe for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events (CVE) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, conferring a similar degree of risk reduction in these patients as in other populations, according...
  • FDA Approves First Generic Nasal Spray Against Opioid Overdose April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals' lifesaving product is also the first generic naloxone nasal spray...
  • Increased Screen Time in Preschool Tied to Worse Inattention April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Increased screen time in preschool is associated with increased odds of clinically significant externalizing problems and clinically significant inattention problems, according to a study published online April 17 in PLOS...
  • Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Atrasentan is associated with a reduced risk for renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease, according to a study published online April 14 in The Lancet to coincide with the International...
  • Informational Film Improves Knowledge on Lung Cancer Screening April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- An informational film can improve knowledge and reduce decisional conflict for individuals considering participating in lung cancer screening, according to a study published online April 19 in the Annals of the American...
  • Group, Telephone, Guided CBT Treatment Effective for Depression April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Group, telephone, and guided self-help cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) formats are as effective as individual CBT for adult depression, according to research published online April 17 in JAMA Psychiatry. Pim Cuijpers,...
  • Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Slow-release implantable naltrexone is associated with better outcomes than the oral drug for HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction, according to a study published in the April issue of The Lancet HIV. Evgeny...
  • National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- The National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI) has successfully sustained improvement in hand hygiene compliance, according to a study recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and presented at the European Congress...
  • Need for Sedation Up for Regular Cannabis Users April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Regular cannabis users require a significantly higher amount of sedation for endoscopic procedures compared with nonusers, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of the American Osteopathic...
  • Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Despite a potential increased risk for stroke in patients with diabetes, acetaminophen is a safe first-line analgesic for most older adults living in nursing homes, according to a study published online March 26 in the...
  • Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns April 19, 2019
    FRIDAY, April 19, 2019 -- Increased educational debt appears to directly influence physician practice choice, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Caleb J. Scheckel, D.O., from the...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Need to Know: Do I Need Contrast Dye for an MRI? April 19, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Editor’s note: “Need to Know” is a series inspired by common forum questions and comments from readers. Have a comment or question about MS? Visit our forum. This week’s question is inspired by the forum topic “Gadolinium – The contrast agent used in MRI scans,” from April 10, 2018. […]
  • The DMT Decision: Tried and True or Shiny and New? April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I spend a great deal of time in my head. I think. A lot. Perhaps I do so more than I should, but then again, it is a haven at times. My thoughts run the gamut from the serious to the inane. Today my thoughts are more […]
  • Velcade Add-on Doesn’t Improve Survival Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed DLBCL, Trial Shows April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Adding Velcade (bortezomib) to standard chemotherapy is well-tolerated but does not improve the survival outcomes of patients newly diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), even after stratifying patients according to their cell of origin, a Phase 3 trial shows. The study, “Gene-expression profiling of bortezomib added to standard […]
  • Liquid Biopsy Test Helping Select People with Advanced Prostate Cancer for Phase 2 Study of Pamiparib April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A Phase 2 trial testing the investigational PARP inhibitor pamiparib in treating metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients is using Epic Sciences‘ novel liquid biopsy assay to select those patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment, the company announced. Epic’s test is designed to collect circulating tumor […]
  • Better Measures Needed in Morocco to Avoid Underdiagnosis of Gaucher Disease, Case Report Suggests April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Morocco needs better facilities specialized in the screening, diagnosis, and management of Gaucher disease to prevent underdiagnosis of the disorder, a report of two cases suggests. Additionally, clinicians should consider other disease markers besides β-glucocerebrosidase, due to the fact that nearly 1 in 5 patients have normal levels of […]
  • True Accessibility for All: No Roadblocks, Please April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Whenever the topic of accessibility comes up, you can bet there’ll be great passion. We all want the right to access and partake in everything beautiful in life, yet so much of the world is unreachable to those of us with disabilities.  In this column, I introduce […]
  • Can We Take a Minute to Rest? April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Reader, I am tired. I don’t need to explain how that feels to those who have cystic fibrosis (CF), but for the benefit of others, I will. It’s a kind of tiredness that halves my normal walking pace. It leaves me reaching for words mid-sentence in confusion […]
  • Making the Change from ‘Working to Live’ to ‘Living to Work’ April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site For the first time in more than 20 years, I’m not working a full-time, 40-hour-a-week job. This was a difficult decision to make, especially because I’m only 45 years old and have a good 20 or so years ahead of me before I can tap into my […]
  • Lupus Plus Steroids Equals Weight Gain April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I’ve been overweight most of my life. In high school, I thought I was fat! Looking back at pictures from that time, I wish I was that size again. Before my lupus diagnosis, I was 20-25 pounds over my ideal weight — I thought I was huge. […]
  • When He Leaves Home April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site My oldest son will be moving out of the house in a few weeks to rent an apartment with a good friend of his. My mind continues to bring light to the fact that he is 22 years old. It is time for him to spread his […]