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  • 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

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  • Canadian Guideline That Arose from Fibromyalgia Study Urges Medical Cannabis Caution February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site A study weighing the risks and benefits of cannabis-based therapies for fibromyalgia has led to University of Alberta researchers developing a guideline to help primary care doctors decide whether to recommend such treatments to their patients. The team that did the fibromyalgia review concluded that the risk of cannabinoids might […]
    Carolina Henriques
  • More Efficient Gene Therapy Vectors Found That May Help Disorders Like FA February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Researchers at UNC School of Medicine described crucial structural features that enable gene therapy vectors to reach the brain. The discovery is key for neurological diseases with ongoing gene therapy trials, such as Friedreich’s ataxia (FA). The study, “Mapping the Structural Determinants Required for AAVrh.10 Transport across the […]
  • Our Community Needs Support, Not Judgment February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site It’s likely that you’ve seen the news about Lena Dunham in the past week or so. In case you haven’t: Dunham is recovering from a total hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the cervix and uterus are removed, yet the ovaries and fallopian tubes […]
  • PHighting for Rare Disease Awareness on Feb. 28 February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site “It’s about the journey, not the destination,” is an oft-quoted phrase that is meant to remind us to be in the present and savor the special moments along the way, instead of being preoccupied with that next destination. This saying takes me back to my high school […]
  • Huntington’s Disease May Start Very Early in Embryo, Research Reveals February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Huntington’s symptoms may be a late manifestation of a disease that begins much earlier in embryonic development, according to a recent study. The research, “Chromosomal instability during neurogenesis in Huntington’s disease,” published in the journal Development, corroborates the idea that a lack of the huntingtin protein — not […]
  • Trading the Flu for Cabin Fever February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site As someone with SMA, I always have to be more cautious of germs than most people. A simple cold can escalate into something more serious, and even become life-threatening. I have always taken what I like to refer to as “reasonable precautions.” I wash my hands, avoid […]
  • Fun Things I Did While I Had Cancer February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site After I was diagnosed with cancer, I felt like my world stopped and that I would have to cancel life to be in treatment at all times. I quickly checked myself and promised that I would do whatever it took to create some semblance of normal life […]
  • 6 Mammogram Tips for Fibromyalgia Sufferers February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Mammograms offer women peace of mind and are an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. While the majority of women dread them, the fear can be much greater for those who suffer from fibromyalgia. MORE: Seven tips for managing pregnancy and early motherhood with fibromyalgia Both […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • 7 Things People With Invisible Illnesses Think You Should Know February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Chances are you know someone who has an invisible illness. An invisible illness means that a person is suffering from an illness or disease that isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. However, just because you can’t see what’s wrong doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything wrong. People […]
    Wendy Henderson
  • What to Know About Donating Your Hair to Cancer Victims February 22, 2018
    This post was originally published on this site Organizations around the world use real human hair to make wigs for cancer patients and others who face hair loss as a result of illness. If you’re thinking about shaving your head to show solidarity with someone in that situation, maybe just a cut will do. Either […]