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

  • Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Several strategies can be implemented to help address management of staff time off, allowing mutual respect for the employee and employer requests, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Noting that when...
  • Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of Oncotarget. Pauline Zaenke, of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia,...
  • Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Mental health does not differ significantly between offspring with sexual minority parents from the community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) and a matched normative population-based sample,...
  • Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Cancer incidence rates have decreased among men but remained stable among women, while cancer death rates are decreasing for both men and women, according to a report published in the July 1 issue of Cancer. Kathleen A....
  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The ongoing Tips from Former Smokers (Tips) campaign, which features stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, has had a considerable impact, according to a report from the U.S....
  • No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Anesthesia care team composition is not associated with surgical outcomes, according to a study recently published in Anesthesiology. Eric C. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues...
  • Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- High depressive symptom scores were found to be more common among young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation, according to a study published online July 13 in JAMA Network Open. Rebecca M. Pearson,...
  • Risk of Sensory Deficits Drops With Rising Gestational Age July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Compared to full-term children, there is an increased incidence of hearing loss and visual impairment among moderately- and late-preterm infants, according to a study published online July 17 in Pediatrics. Mikko...
  • Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a study published in the July 24 issue of the Journal of the...
  • Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Juen-Haur Hwang,...
  • Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013 July 18, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The percentage of U.S. men receiving testosterone prescriptions decreased from 2013 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In an...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Genes Involved in Inflammation, Cellular Structure May Be Therapeutic Targets in Huntington’s July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Targeting specific genes involved in inflammation and cellular structure may be a therapeutic strategy to reduce protein clumps in patients with Huntington’s disease, according to researchers. Their study, “High-Throughput Functional Analysis Distinguishes Pathogenic, Nonpathogenic, and Compensatory Transcriptional Changes in Neurodegeneration,” appeared in the journal Cell Systems. Neurodegenerative […]
  • Regular Stretching Found to Impair Breast Cancer Growth in Mouse Study July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Daily stretching reduces tumor growth and improves the immune and inflammatory responses in mice with breast cancer, according to researchers. Their study, “Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model,” was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Increasing evidence suggests that exercise can reduce the risk […]
  • Ninlaro Maintenance Therapy Fares Well in Phase 3 Multiple Myeloma Trial July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Takeda‘s proteasome inhibitor Ninlaro (ixazomib) prevents multiple myeloma from progressing or returning when given as a maintenance therapy to patients who responded to first-line therapy and stem cell transplant, a Phase 3 clinical trial shows. The trial, called TOURMALINE-MM3 (NCT02181413), compared Ninlaro to placebo in newly-diagnosed patients given standard induction therapy […]
  • Control Your Pain by Living in the Now July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I read Eckhart Tolle’s classic book called “The Power of Now” many years ago. Although I considered it sound advice at the time, I guess I’d always thought of “now” on a larger scale. For example, I could tell myself today not to worry about next week […]
  • Always Have a Backup July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Always have a backup. For the first time in her life, Ella is attending Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp. We had prepared for this adventure for weeks, reassuring her that she’ll be all right without her parents (for the first time in her life). We talked […]
  • Frogs, Snails, and a New Chapter July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site We are in a new town. A fresh start. My mighty warrior already loves the landscape that allows him to catch frogs and snails and marvel at the rain. When we lived in the desert, the eyes of our little boy didn’t see these things as easily. […]
  • Why I Cried at the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Conference July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Last week, I reflected on attending the Pulmonary Hypertension Association 2018 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions for the first time since my heart-lung transplant. Click here to read that post. Attending PHA’s Conference was an intensely emotional experience for me. I think it’s rather natural to disappear from […]
  • 9 Ways to Support Someone You Love with CF July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Being in a relationship with someone who has CF can be tricky, whether as a co-worker, friend, partner, or family member. It can be hard to know exactly what to do to support them when you aren’t sure what they are going through. Following is a list […]
  • Process That Changes Tau Protein into Toxic Driver of Alzheimer’s Described in Study July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The process by which the tau protein is transformed from a healthy cell component into a driver of crippling diseases is described by researchers at UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute. Their work sheds new light on the underlying mechanism involved in several neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease […]
  • Clinical Trial Evaluating Stem Cells as Potential Treatment for SLE Granted NIH Funding July 18, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The Lupus Foundation of America and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) are co-funding a five-year, Phase 2 trial that will investigate mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as a potential treatment for moderate to severe lupus. The lupus foundation had already announced a $3.8 million five-year grant supporting the study, […]