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

  • Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Some patients with imminently fatal de novo metastatic cancer undergo treatment, according to a study published online April 15 in JNCI: Cancer Spectrum. Helmneh M. Sineshaw, M.D., M.P.H., from the American Cancer...
  • CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The illnesses began between Jan. 8 and March 20...
  • Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management, according to a research letter...
  • More Than Half of Internal Medicine Graduates Choosing Primary Care April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- More than half of internal medicine graduates in 2016 and 2017 pursued a career in primary care, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In a cross-sectional study, Paul...
  • More Sports Experience May Reduce Impact of Concussions April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Youth with a concussion history and greater sport experience may have more skill-related motor "reserve" to lessen the impact of concussions, according to a study published online March 17 in the European Journal of...
  • One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much too often, according to survey results released by the American Osteopathic Association. The Harris Poll conducted the online survey from March 25 to March 27, 2019....
  • Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Health care workers are less likely to perform hand hygiene when they move from dirtier to cleaner tasks, according to a study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, held...
  • Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees, while black men and women have had greater improvements in 30-day mortality after stroke, according to a study...
  • Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The overall burden of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is substantially higher than that of oral therapy for caregivers of children on prolonged antimicrobial therapy after hospital discharge, according...
  • Microbial Features ID'd for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from controls, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Emily B. Hollister,...
  • iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- For older adults with hematologic malignancies, instrumental activities of daily living (iADL) dependency is associated with increased mortality and acute care utilization, according to a study published online April 4...
  • About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded April 17, 2019
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults, according to a research letter published online April 16 in the Annals of...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • 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 […]
  • Navigating Curious Kids and Friedreich’s Ataxia April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site As a mom, I am obviously around kids all the time. But not just my own. I am around kids when I take my children to school, T-ball, church, play dates, restaurants with playgrounds, etc. I encounter countless kids each week. As an FA patient dependent on […]
  • A Toolkit to Relieve Painful Sex April 18, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Many people with endometriosis experience painful sex. It can affect relationships, self-esteem, connection to oneself and the body, and sexual and general well-being. For centuries women have been taught to suppress sexuality, and that pleasure was secondary in importance to men’s — or not important at all. […]