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

  • Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Trump administration's plan to relax pollution rules for coal-fired power plants will increase carbon emissions and cause up to 1,400 premature deaths a year, according to details released Tuesday. The new plan issued...
  • Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Patients report that doctors are routinely not discussing known risk factors for common causes of death, according to a survey conducted by ImagineMD. ImagineMD conducted a survey of 3,000 patients to examine whether...
  • Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) encourages patient education to raise awareness of the risks associated with opioid use after a prolonged period of sobriety, according to a report in the organization's AMA Wire. The...
  • USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated the recommendations for screening for cervical cancer; the final recommendation statement has been published in the Aug. 21 issue of the Journal of the American...
  • FDA Extends EpiPen Expiration Dates to Tackle Shortage August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The expiration dates of certain batches of EpiPens have been extended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an effort to reduce shortages of the life-saving devices. The FDA said that it has extended by four months...
  • Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could affect what evidence physicians may present in defense during medical malpractice suits, according to an article published in the American Medical...
  • Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Hypnosis before general anesthesia does not reduce postoperative breast pain among patients undergoing minor breast cancer surgery, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in JAMA Network Open. Jibba Amraoui, M.D.,...
  • Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- A large percentage of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are neither sudden nor unexpected, according to a study published recently in Circulation. Zian H. Tseng, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco,...
  • Side Effects of Biologics for Rheumatic Dz May Up Anxiety August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Potential side effects of biological agents may increase anxiety in patients with rheumatic disease, according to research published in the June issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. Yavuz Pehlivan,...
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-Effective for Uterine CA August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Sentinel lymph node mapping has the lowest costs and highest quality-adjusted survival compared to both routine and selective lymphadenectomy for managing low-risk endometrial carcinoma, according to a study published in...
  • Young, Growing Athletes at High Risk for ACL Injuries August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Young, growing athletes are at high risk for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, according to a report published by Penn State Health News. Most tears of the ACL are non-contact injuries. Primary causes during sports...
  • Amount of Physical Exercise Affects Mental Health Burden August 21, 2018
    TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 -- Physical exercise is associated with self-reported mental health burden in the past month, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Sammi R. Chekroud, from the University of Oxford in the...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • FDA Approves Opdivo for Certain Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Opdivo (nivolumab) to treat patients with metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who failed to respond to platinum-based chemotherapy and at least one other line of treatment. This approval makes Opdivo, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb, the first new medication in almost […]
  • Your Health, Your Hair, Your Heart: What to Know After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site This week’s column is about what to do when you’re staring down a life-changing diagnosis. Learning you have breast cancer is terrifying, but like so many others, you’re going to get through it — just like I’m doing. From a patient’s perspective, I offer three categories of […]
  • Who Runs the Ward? Women. August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site I’ve been in sticky situations with dude doctors. With many male doctors, it’s a CF battle. We’re overcome by politics and competition; tackling for command and barking orders at each other. Yes, it’s mutual because I’m a stubborn dude, too. That said, I’ve had some incredible docs […]
  • How Theater Helped Shape Me August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Given how much I loved movies, playing make-believe, and any kind of storytelling, it’s no surprise that I had a desire to get on stage early on. Before my elementary school started its drama club, I acted in church plays, put on my own productions at home, […]
  • Male or Female Doctor? Is One Better than the Other? August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site The neurologist who treats my MS is a woman. So is my primary care physician. I wouldn’t have it any other way, and an article in The New York Times makes me feel my decision is the right one. Patient studies tell the tale The Times article […]
  • AdipoRon Treatment Reduces Clinical Features of Systemic Sclerosis in Mouse Model, Study Shows August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site AdipoRon, a therapy targeting the signaling pathways that involve the protein adiponectin, was able to reduce clinical features of systemic sclerosis (SSc), including inflammation and skin fibrosis, in a mouse model, a study shows. The study, “An orally-active adiponectin receptor agonist mitigates cutaneous fibrosis, inflammation and microvascular pathology […]
  • Treatment with Plant Pigment Quercetin Reduces Lung Fibrosis in Mouse Model, Study Reports August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A plant-based medicine called quercetin reversed pulmonary fibrosis in a mouse model likely by reducing the burden of growth-arrested and fibrosis-promoting cells, called senescent cells, in the animals’ lungs, researchers report. Findings were published in the study, “Quercetin enhances ligand-induced apoptosis in senescent IPF fibroblasts and reduces […]
    Patricia Inacio, PhD
  • Consecutive Use of Gilenya and Lemtrada Causes Disease Activity in MS Patient, Case Report Suggests August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients may experience severe disease exacerbation after switching from Novartis’ Gilenya (fingolimod) to Sanofi Genzyme’s Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), a case report suggests. This unexpected high disease activity raises questions about managing MS through the consecutive use of immunotherapies. The case report, “Unexpected high multiple sclerosis activity after switching […]
  • Magnetic Gene in Fish May Help Develop New Treatment Strategies for Parkinson’s, Study Says August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A fish that can sense the Earth’s magnetic field while it swims could help scientists understand how the human brain works and eventually unlock strategies to help control movement impairments in patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders, a study reports. The study, “Wireless control of cellular function […]
  • Flow Meditation Found to Ease Sleep Problems in Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Reveals August 21, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Mindfulness-based intervention, also known as flow meditation, seems to be a promising natural therapy to alleviate sleep problems in patients with fibromyalgia, according to Spanish researchers. Their study, “Effects of Mindfulness Training on Sleep Problems in Patients With Fibromyalgia,” was published in Frontiers in Psychology. Fibromyalgia is a complex […]