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

  • Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government. The objective is to make it easier for health care providers to share a patient's...
  • Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Presentation to hospitals with an emergency department with high levels of readiness to care for pediatric emergencies is associated with reduced mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 23 in...
  • WHO: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible, but when that might be achieved is unclear, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency is "unequivocally in favor" of wiping out...
  • Novel Therapy Treats Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The combination of selinexor and dexamethasone seems effective in treating patients with multiple myeloma that has not responded to standard therapies, according to a study published in the Aug. 22 issue of the New England...
  • Poor HIV Control Ups Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Persons living with HIV (PHIV) who are hospitalized with heart failure are at an increased risk for subsequent sudden cardiac death (SCD), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JACC: Heart Failure. Raza M. Alvi,...
  • Prevalence of Celiac Disease High in First-Degree Relatives August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The prevalence of celiac disease is higher among screened first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with celiac disease, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Shilpa S. Nellikkal,...
  • Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Prurigo nodularis (PN) is associated with mental health disorders, systemic illnesses, and HIV infection, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Amy H. Huang, M.P.H., from...
  • Hospitalizations With Psych Diagnosis Common in ESKD August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Hospitalizations with psychiatric diagnoses are common in pediatric and adult patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and are associated with increased mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 22 in the...
  • Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for...
  • Antibiotic Use Tied to Higher Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Antibiotic prescriptions are associated with a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 7 in BMC Medicine. Alyshah Abdul Sultan, Ph.D., from Keele University in the United Kingdom,...
  • Radiologists Performing More Paracenteses, Thoracenteses August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed by radiologists is continuing to increase, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Ravi V....
  • Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events August 23, 2019
    FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Aug. 24 issue of The Lancet. Gholamreza Roshandel, Ph.D., from Shariati Hospital in...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • I Am Grateful for Everything — Even MS August 24, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Last week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast an interview with “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert. They had a lively discussion about comedy, politics, careers, and the like, but perhaps the most stunning eight minutes of the interview were focused on grief. Colbert, a devout Catholic, said, “It’s […]
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  • Finding the Motivation to Avoid the ‘Caregiving Slump’ August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Life doesn’t come to a screeching halt while you care for a person who has Alzheimer’s disease. Time marches on for familial caregivers. There is a certain fluidity to life. We want to go with the flow, but it is difficult as we swim against the current. […]
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  • Life Is Better with a Local MS Nurse August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I was struck down by sclerosis in 2006 — literally. I was playing tennis and ran to return a drop shot. I never made it, but I did drop myself and rupture my right shoulder. It was so severe that it took two operations to rectify. The […]
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  • Cognitive and Psychiatric Issues Linked to Autoantibodies in Brain Unique to Lupus Patients, Study Finds August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Autoantibodies targeting certain regulatory RNAs — molecules that serve as the template for protein production — in the brains of lupus patients are unique to these people and involved in neuropsychiatric symptoms of the disease, a study reports. The study, “Neuronal BC RNA transport impairments caused by systemic lupus erythematosus autoantibodies,” […]
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  • 31 Days of SMA: When Two Siblings Have SMA August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site View this post on Instagram Day 23 of 31 Days of SMA⁣⠀ Topic: Siblings with SMA⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ This is Natalie’s story! ⁣⠀ In order for someone to have SMA, both parents must be carriers of the gene. If both parents are in fact carriers, there is a […]
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  • Lynparza-Avastin Combo Cuts Risk of Disease Progression, Death in Advanced OC, Phase 3 Trial Shows August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site When added to Avastin (bevacizumab), Lynparza (olaparib) reduces the risk of disease progression and death in women with advanced forms of ovarian cancer who are responding to their first-line treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy, a Phase 3 trial shows. Lynparza is an oral anti-cancer treatment jointly developed by AstraZeneca and Merck […]
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  • Kalytera’s Cannabidiol Prevents Graft-Versus-Host-Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant, Data Show August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Kalytera’s cannabidiol (CBD) compound efficiently prevents graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in patients receiving bone marrow transplants from matched unrelated donors, interim data from a Phase 2 study show. Considering the study’s positive results so far, the company announced that it will halt the Phase 2 study and proceed directly […]
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  • NKTR-214 with Opdivo Earns FDA’s Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Advanced Melanoma August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough therapy designation for a combination of the potential therapy NKTR-214 with Opdivo (nivolumab) for untreated melanoma patients with either metastatic disease or who are unable to undergo surgery. A global Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT03635983) comparing the effectiveness and safety […]
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  • FDA Grants Priority Review to Zanubrutinib as Treatment for Mantle Cell Lymphoma August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review BeiGene‘s application requesting the approval of zanubrutinib for treating people with mantle cell lymphoma who received at least one prior therapy. BeiGene’s new drug application (NDA) received priority review status, which reduces review time from the […]
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  • This ‘Advocacy August,’ Let’s Educate Our Elected Officials About PH August 23, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site “Advocacy August” is here. Because pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare disease and has no cure, it is necessary that we promote awareness among those who can make a difference in our lives. When it comes to government decisions, advocacy means helping people who might otherwise be […]
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