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

  • ICU Intervention Doesn't Impact Surrogate Psychological Burden May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- A family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) team does not significantly impact surrogates' burden of psychological symptoms, according to a study published online May 23 in...
  • 12 County-Level Factors Affect Individual Well-Being in U.S. May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Twelve county-level factors, including social and economic, clinical care, and physical environment, explain the majority of variation in resident well-being in the United States, according to a study published online May...
  • E-Cigarette Flavoring Agent May Impair Airway Defense System May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Cinnamaldehyde, a commonly used flavoring agent in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), disrupts mitochondrial function, correlating with impaired cilia beat frequency (CBF), according to a study presented at the American...
  • Lung Cancer Incidence Higher for Young Women Than Young Men May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Lung cancer incidence is higher among young women than young men, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Ahmedin Jemal, D.V.M., Ph.D., from the American Cancer Society in...
  • AAP: Congress Urged to Act to Prevent Firearm Deaths May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Pediatricians are joining the call for action to prevent firearm deaths and injuries, according to a letter published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...
  • Recommendations Developed for Managing Postpartum Pain May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Recommendations for managing postpartum pain have been developed and published in a Committee Opinion online May 17 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Tekoa L. King, M.P.H., from the American College of Nurse-Midwives in...
  • Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- More active alternatives to the car for travel are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online May 21 in Heart. Jenna Panter, Ph.D., from...
  • Cryoablation Efficacious for Cancer Pain, Review Finds May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Cryoablation is effective for controlling cancer pain without many side effects, according to a review published online May 7 in PAIN Practice. Laura Ferrer-Mileo, from L'Hospitalet de Llobregat in Barcelona, Spain, and...
  • Better Social Support Network Protects Black Men Against HIV May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- A better social support network may help protect black men who have sex with men (BMSM) against HIV acquisition, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Keith...
  • Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Pediatricians should advocate for life support training for children, parents, caregivers, school personnel, and the public, according to a technical report and policy statement published online May 23 in Pediatrics. Susan...
  • Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- For women with heart disease, cardiac complications occur in 16 percent of pregnancies and are mainly linked to arrhythmias and heart failure, according to a study published in the May 29 issue of the Journal of the...
  • Dupilumab Reduces Rate of Severe Asthma Exacerbations May 23, 2018
    WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Add-on dupilumab reduces the rate of severe asthma exacerbations in uncontrolled asthma; it also reduces the glucocorticoid dose for glucocorticoid-treated asthma, according to two studies published online May 21 in the...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Phase 2 Trial Seeking Patients for Zejula-Avastin Combo as Maintenance Therapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancer May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Tesaro is recruiting for its Phase 2 trial testing its therapy Zejula (niraparib) plus Avastin (bevacizumab, Genentech) as a maintenance therapy for women with advanced ovarian cancer who achieved at least a partial response after platinum-based chemotherapy plus Avastin. The study — called OVARIO (NCT03326193) — is looking for […]
  • Canadian Researchers Launch Study to Make Stem Cell Transplants Safer, More Efficient May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Researchers in Canada are studying how to reduce the risks associated with the treatment of multiple myeloma by improving the safety and efficacy of stem cell transplants through the use of a new molecule, UM171. Specifically, Jean Roy, MD, a hematologist and professor, and his team at […]
    Carolina Henriques
  • Out on a Stim: The Pros and Cons of FES Devices (Part 1) May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site For a minute or two, I felt like I was in a time machine. It was late March, and I was test driving (perhaps test walking) the WalkAide System, a functional electronic stimulation (FES) device designed, according to their website, “to improve walking ability of people living […]
  • Imagion’s Breast Cancer Detection Method Using Magnetic Nanoparticles Moving into Clinical Trials May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Imagion Biosystems‘ experimental breast cancer detection method — involving magnetic nanoparticles that stick to breast cancer cells — will be tested in a clinical trial later this year, according to a press release. Although breast cancer detection using mammography has saved the lives of many women, it […]
  • ‘Cancer Trap’ May Improve Early Diagnosis, Treatment of Prostate, Other Cancers May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site An implanted medical device that attracts and kills cancer cells has received a European patent. The device was developed by The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and may be used for early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Current cancer treatments are not effective in preventing […]
  • TapImmune and Marker Moving Ahead on Merger with Goal of Creating New Immuno-Oncology Platform May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site TapImmune announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Marker Therapeutics, bringing that company’s multi-antigen T-cell therapy platform to its peptide vaccine portfolio. Markers’ platform has shown promis in early clinical trials in lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and multiple myeloma. The merger is one of […]
    Carolina Henriques
  • Low-dose Steroids Taken Over Longer Time May Improve Preterm Babies’ Outcomes, Study Finds May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The length of exposure time to low-dose steroids during pregnancy is key to determining their effectiveness in improving the outcomes of premature babies — a risk factor for cerebral palsy. The study, “The efficacy of antenatal steroid therapy is dependent on the duration of low-concentration fetal exposure: Evidence […]
  • Rare Case of Gaucher Disease and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Reported in Spain May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A rare case of a patient with Gaucher disease type 1 who developed chronic myeloid leukemia — a blood cancer — and was treated simultaneously for both diseases was reported for the first time in Spain. The case report, “Gaucher disease and chronic myeloid leukemia: first reported […]
  • My Son’s Birth Led to the Discovery of a Family Secret May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site There are moments in life that seem to disappear, while others have burned into my memory. I can remember a moment that took place 20 years ago, and my heart rushes as though it happened only seconds ago. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but sometimes […]
  • My Dog Has Supported Me Through My PH Journey and Post Transplant May 23, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site   As a freelance photographer, I spend most of my working hours at home alone, editing photographs on my computer. Most of my photo shoots are scheduled in the evenings and on weekends. My friends who are not photographers work 9-to-5 jobs (or 10:30 to 4, if […]