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

  • American Diabetes Association, June 7-11 June 17, 2019
    The American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions The annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association was held from June 7 to 11 in San Francisco and attracted approximately 14,000 participants from around the world, including...
  • WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not Global Emergency June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Even though the Ebola outbreak in Congo recently caused deaths in neighboring Uganda, it is still not a global emergency, the World Health Organization says. The outbreak has resulted in more than 1,400 deaths since it was...
  • CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044 June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- The number of measles cases in the United States so far this year has reached 1,044 in 28 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That number is the highest number of cases since 1992 and since the...
  • Cognitive Decline Faster After Incident Coronary Heart Disease Event June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Incident coronary heart disease (CHD) is associated with accelerated cognitive decline after, but not before, the event, according to a study published in the June 25 issue of the Journal of the American College of...
  • Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Three large drug makers have launched a legal challenge against the Trump administration's rule requiring the prices of drugs to be included in television ads. A lawsuit against the rule, set to take effect July 9, was filed...
  • High Soy Intake May Cut Fracture Risk in Younger Breast Cancer Survivors June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Higher soy consumption is linked to fewer osteoporotic fractures in younger breast cancer survivors, according to a study published online May 21 in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. Neil Zheng, from Yale University in New Haven,...
  • Study Examines Use of Electronic Consults for Allergy/Immunology June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Implementation of an electronic consult (e-consult) program at an academic allergy/immunology practice showed increasing use of e-consults for new consults, according to a study published online June 3 in the Journal of...
  • U.S. Travelers Should Be Aware of Measles Risk in Europe June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- U.S. travelers need to be aware of measles in Europe and should ensure children are adequately vaccinated, according to a study published online June 17 in Pediatrics. Kristina M. Angelo, D.O., from the U.S. Centers for...
  • Glucocorticoid Tapering Feasible for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) achieving low disease activity or remission with tocilizumab (TCZ), glucocorticoid (GC) tapering (GCtaper) is associated with a small but significant increase in disease activity...
  • Review Suggests More Sleep May Lower Cardiometabolic Risk June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Increasing the length of nightly sleep may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, according to a review published online June 5 in the Journal of Sleep Research. Rob H.P. Henst, from the...
  • Recommendations Developed to Prepare Children for Camp June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- In a policy statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online June 17 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for the preparation of children for summer camps. Michael J. Ambrose, M.D., from...
  • Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus June 17, 2019
    MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- For patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer disease, treatment with nilvadipine lowers systolic blood pressure and increases cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the hippocampus, according to a study published online June 17 in...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Sentinel Node Biopsy Feasible to Determine Spread of Early-stage OC June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A sentinel node biopsy, used to determine whether cancer has spread to lymph nodes, is a feasible way to obtain information and avoid lymph node dissection in patients with early-stage ovarian cancer, a new study shows. The study, “Sentinel-Node Biopsy in Early Stage Ovarian Cancer: Preliminary Results […]
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  • Most Prostate Cancer Patients on Active Surveillance Don’t Follow Monitoring Guidelines, Study Shows June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Most prostate cancer patients who choose to undergo active surveillance instead of treatment are not receiving the appropriate disease monitoring, bringing into question whether or not this is a safe treatment option, according to a population-based study. The study, “Population-based cohort of prostate cancer patients on active […]
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  • FDA Approves Herceptin Biosimilar Kanjinti for HER2-positive Breast Cancer June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Amgen and Allergan’s Kanjinti (trastuzumab-anns), a biosimilar to Genentech’s Herceptin (trastuzumab), for all indications of its reference product — including as a treatment for HER2-positive breast cancer, the companies announced. A biosimilar is a biological medical product that is nearly identical […]
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  • 31 Days of CF: Kate’s Story June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site View this post on Instagram Day 13 of 31 Days of CF ⁣ Topic: Opening up about CF ⁣ ⁣ I’m Kate Eveling, and I’m 25 years old. I’ll get straight to the point, growing up I would always hide my cystic fibrosis from people especially at […]
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  • ‘Rare Barometer’ Program Helps Eurordis Shape EU Rare Disease Policy June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with rare diseases know that the right government policies can make a big difference in the quality of their own lives, and those of their caregivers. But most lawmakers aren’t experts in even one well-known disease — let alone the world’s estimated 7,000 rare disorders. So […]
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  • Gazyva Combo Helps Lupus Nephritis Patients Achieve Response, Trial Data Show June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Gazyva (obinutuzumab) in combination with standard-of-care agents significantly increases the percentage of patients with proliferative lupus nephritis achieving complete or partial renal response, top-line data from a Phase 2 trial show. Gazyva is a monoclonal antibody that has been designed to bind CD20, a protein found on […]
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  • ‘Rare Barometer’ Program Helps Eurordis Shape EU Rare Disease Policy June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with rare diseases know that the right government policies can make a big difference in the quality of their own lives, and those of their caregivers. But most lawmakers aren’t experts in even one well-known disease — let alone the world’s estimated 7,000 rare disorders. So […]
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  • ‘Rare Barometer’ Program Helps Eurordis Shape EU Rare Disease Policy June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with rare diseases know that the right government policies can make a big difference in the quality of their own lives, and those of their caregivers. But most lawmakers aren’t experts in even one well-known disease — let alone the world’s estimated 7,000 rare disorders. So […]
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  • ‘Rare Barometer’ Program Helps Eurordis Shape EU Rare Disease Policy June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with rare diseases know that the right government policies can make a big difference in the quality of their own lives, and those of their caregivers. But most lawmakers aren’t experts in even one well-known disease — let alone the world’s estimated 7,000 rare disorders. So […]
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  • Study Links Poor Motor Function, Increased Strabismus Risk in CP June 17, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A new study reports that cerebral palsy patients with poorer motor function abilities are more likely to have strabismus. The study, “Strabismus is correlated with gross motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy,” was published in the journal Current Eye Research. Strabismus is when a person’s eyes […]
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