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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

  • Structural, Clinical Barriers Prevent Cancer Trial Participation February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Structural and clinical barriers prevent most cancer patients from participating in clinical trials, according to a review published online Feb. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Joseph M. Unger, Ph.D.,...
  • Combo Regimens Effective for Tx of Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- For first-line therapy of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, pembrolizumab plus axitinib and avelumab plus axitinib both show improved survival versus sunitinib, according to two studies published online Feb. 16 in the New...
  • Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Higher consumption of nuts, especially tree nuts, is associated with reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in...
  • Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Maternal exposure to fluconazole during pregnancy may increase the risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Anick Bérard,...
  • Deep Learning-Enhanced Device Detects Diabetic Retinopathy February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- A deep learning-enhanced device can accurately detect diabetic retinopathy (DR), according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Diabetes Care. For people with type 2 diabetes visiting a primary care screening program,...
  • 1997 to 2014 Saw Large Hike in Screen Time for Ages 0 to 2 February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Between 1997 and 2014, screen time more than doubled for children aged 0 to 2 years, with television time accounting for most screen time, according to a research letter published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics. Weiwei...
  • Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- The microbiome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly those with increased disease activity, has reduced taxonomic complexity, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in the Annals of the...
  • Black-White Cancer Mortality Gap Decreasing in Some Age Groups February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Cancer death rates are decreasing faster in blacks than whites in the United States, according to a report published online Feb. 14 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Noting that African-American/black individuals...
  • Early Intensive Treatment May Improve Long-Term MS Outcomes February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- Long-term outcomes are more favorable for early intensive treatment (EIT) versus first-line moderate-efficacy disease-modifying therapy (DMT) in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Feb. 18 in...
  • Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults February 20, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 20, 2019 -- An increased incidence of glottic carcinoma related to human papillomavirus (HPV) has been documented in recent years among young patients, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology...
  • CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279 February 19, 2019
    TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- Sixty-three more cases of illness in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products have been reported since Dec. 21, 2018, bringing the total number to 279, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in...
  • USPSTF Says Screen Women With Higher Risk for BRCA Mutations February 19, 2019
    TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for women at increased risk for carrying a BRCA1/2 mutation as well as genetic counseling and testing as indicated for those screening positive. These...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Nephrotic Syndrome Reduces Chances of Kidney Recovery in People with Lupus Nephritis, Study Says February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with lupus nephritis who have nephrotic syndrome — loss of protein in urine, low albumin levels in circulation, elevated lipid levels, and swelling — are less likely to have a kidney response over one year, a review study of two clinical trials shows. It also stresses […]
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  • Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty Can Shorten CTEPH Patients’ Hospital Stays, Study Reports February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Greater experience in balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) enables shorter hospital stays for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), reduces use of intensive care, and lowers medical costs while maintaining the procedure’s safety, according to new data from real-world practice in Japan. The study, “Shortening Hospital Stay Is Feasible […]
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  • Vienna to Host RARE2019 Meeting on Rare Diseases February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site About 100 scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical executives, and others will converge on Austria’s capital city early next month for the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Treatments in Rare Diseases. The March 4-5 meeting, to take place at the Hilton Am Stadtpark Vienna, features 27 speakers on a variety […]
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  • Vienna to Host RARE2019 Meeting on Rare Diseases February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site About 100 scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical executives, and others will converge on Austria’s capital city early next month for the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Treatments in Rare Diseases. The March 4-5 meeting, to take place at the Hilton Am Stadtpark Vienna, features 27 speakers on a variety […]
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  • Remedying My Social Overload February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site This past fall, I felt so good that I got involved in several activities I hadn’t felt well enough to participate in for a very long time. Each of them was a weekly activity that occupied only a few hours rather than an entire day. However, given […]
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  • Vienna to Host RARE2019 Meeting on Rare Diseases February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site About 100 scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical executives, and others will converge on Austria’s capital city early next month for the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Treatments in Rare Diseases. The March 4-5 meeting, to take place at the Hilton Am Stadtpark Vienna, features 27 speakers on a variety […]
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  • I’m Both an FA Patient and a Cajun During Mardi Gras February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I find it easy to identify myself as a person with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). In light of the significant effects that FA has on my life, I have no problem acknowledging myself as “Matt Lafleur, a guy with FA.” Full stop. But as I get older, I’m […]
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  • It Takes a Village to Care for Someone with IPF February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Many people are apprehensive about asking for help when faced with dire situations. Fortunately, I haven’t had to ask for help with my idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) needs. Those in my circle have stepped up in the biggest ways possible and have been there for me when I […]
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  • Ella’s Week of Pride as She Takes on New Challenges February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Ella has had a full week. Her school held parent-teacher meetings over two days. At Ella’s school, the students lead the conferences. She made a slideshow to showcase her work and then practiced her presentation at home outside of our hearing. The kids had Thursday and Friday […]
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  • Vienna to Host RARE2019 Meeting on Rare Diseases February 20, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site About 100 scientists, researchers, pharmaceutical executives, and others will converge on Austria’s capital city early next month for the 2nd International Congress on Advanced Treatments in Rare Diseases. The March 4-5 meeting, to take place at the Hilton Am Stadtpark Vienna, features 27 speakers on a variety […]
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