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

  • Lower Birth Weight May Protect Against Allergies October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Intrauterine growth restriction protects against allergic diseases, according to a review published online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Amy L. Wooldridge, Ph.D., from University of Adelaide in...
  • Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- For adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), exercise intolerance is associated with worse neurocognitive outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Cancer. Nicholas S. Phillips, M.D.,...
  • Safe Infant Sleep Practices Suboptimal Across the U.S. October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Safe infant sleep practices are suboptimal in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Pediatrics. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in Rockville, Maryland, and...
  • Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Initiating public reporting was associated with a significant decrease in valve surgery for all infective endocarditis (IE) cases, regardless of injection drug use (IDU) status, according to a study published Oct. 10 in...
  • Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- American Indians have a higher risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with all other racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Circulation. José M. Sanchez, M.D., from the...
  • Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Among patients with mild-to-moderate acute traumatic brain injury (TBI), the risk for head injury-related death is reduced in those receiving tranexamic acid within three hours compared with placebo, according to a study...
  • Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship are associated with surgical board passage rates in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Heather L. Yeo, M.D., from...
  • ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs), and provider education and new order sets can reduce use of oxycodone for post-CD pain management,...
  • Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Adjuvant cyclical pressure topical wound oxygen (TWO2) therapy, compared with sham control therapy, in addition to optimal standard of care is superior for healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study...
  • Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics October 21, 2019
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline among U.S. Hispanic/Latino patients, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Alberto R. Ramos, M.D., from the University of Miami...
  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos October 18, 2019
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it. The recall comes after months of denial from the company about the presence of the cancer-causing substance in...
  • Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand October 18, 2019
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • My Family Is Thankful for the Nurses Who Care for Me at Home October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site In January 2011, I had a period of illness that sparked an emergency tracheostomy surgery. It also marked the time that home nursing care was unexpectedly thrust into my family’s lives. In the years since then, my nurses have become an important part of our household. They […]
  • This Week, I Feel Like I’m Growing Up Again October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site As I sit down (nothing unusual there — all I do these days is sit down!) and write this, I’m 62 years and one day old. On Saturday morning, it felt like I still had a few days to go before I reached the heady height of […]
  • Long-term Adempas May Heal Digital Ulcers in Scleroderma Patients, Phase 2 Study Finds October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Patients with scleroderma may need longer-term treatment with Adempas (riociguat) to heal their digital ulcers, results of a Phase 2 clinical trial suggest. Findings were published in the study, “A multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of riociguat in systemic sclerosis-associated […]
  • Swedish Study Seeks to Find Ways of Improving Healthcare, Access for CP Patients and their Families October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A Swedish research program — involving a multidisciplinary team of professionals in collaboration with individuals with cerebral palsy and their families — will evaluate the existing healthcare conditions in Sweden, look at ways to equalize access to care, and develop new technologies to improve the healthcare management […]
  • HIV-positive, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Patients Should Receive Chemotherapy Along with Antiretrovirals Therapy, Retrospective Study Says October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site People with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who are HIV-positive and have not received antiretroviral therapy — a treatment that stops HIV from replicating — have similar outcomes on standard R-CHOP chemotherapy, compared to those who have already started their HIV treatment, a retrospective study found. The study suggests that HIV-positive […]
  • First Patients Dosed in Phase 1/2 Trial Testing Galinpepimut-S, Keytruda Combo in Advanced Cancers October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A Phase 1/2 clinical trial assessing the cancer vaccine galinpepimut-S in combination with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) as a treatment for WT-1-positive advanced cancers has started dosing patients, Sellas Life Sciences announced. Galinpepimut-S is a cancer vaccine developed by Sellas to target the Wilms tumor 1 (WT1) protein. WT1 […]
  • Keytruda-chemo Combo Best for Clearing Tumors in Early TNBC, Latest Trial Data Show October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Adding the immunotherapy Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to chemotherapy increases the number of women with early triple-negative breast cancer who clear all signs of cancer, and tends to prolong survival without complications or symptoms, according to the latest results from the KEYNOTE-522 trial. “The data suggest that the improved pathological […]
  • Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved One October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I have spent a lot of time writing about self-care and mental health as a caregiver. Even if the term “self-care” sounds silly to you, I recommend dedicating time every day to your mental health. If for no other reason than to help prevent caregiver burnout. Another […]
  • Our Wedding Vows Took on New Meaning After My PH Diagnosis October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site On March 14, 1992, when my husband said, “In sickness and in health,” he had no idea just how important those five words would become. I’m sure that like most couples, we repeated our wedding vows quickly so that we could share that first “married couple” kiss. […]
  • How Climate Change Matters in the Search for a Huntington’s Cure October 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site In a previous column, I wrote about how I believe it is likely for a medical breakthrough to happen by the time I am old enough to have symptoms. I need to add a caveat to that statement: It is only true if there are people doing […]