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

  • Model May Predict Barrett Esophagus Diagnosis in GERD Patients December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- A diagnostic model can help predict diagnosis of Barrett esophagus in patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in The Lancet Digital Health. Avi Rosenfeld,...
  • American Society of Hematology, Dec. 7-10 December 13, 2019
    The 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology was held from Dec. 7 to 10 in Orlando, Florida, and attracted approximately 22,000 participants from around the world,...
  • Factors Predict Adverse Opioid-Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Among cancer survivors, demographic, cancer, and treatment factors can predict adverse opioid-related outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lucas K....
  • U.S. Will Have Three-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- A new three-digit number in the United States to contact a suicide prevention hotline is being created by federal officials. People will just need to dial 988 to reach a suicide prevention hotline, similar to calling 911 for...
  • Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Stephen Hahn, M.D., was confirmed as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a 72-18 Senate vote on Thursday. Hahn, 59, chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, replaces...
  • Moderate Physical Activity Tied to Lower Fasting GLP-1 in Men December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- For overweight men, physical activity (PA) even at moderate intensity is associated with lower fasting and greater glucose-stimulated glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) responses, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in...
  • Antibiotic Exposure May Be Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Exposure to certain types of oral antibiotics may be associated with an elevated risk for Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online Nov. 18 in Movement Disorders. Tuomas H. Mertsalmi, M.D., from...
  • Mental Health Disorders May Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- For patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopy, those with psychological impairment are less likely to achieve a favorable outcome, according to a review published online Dec. 12 in the...
  • Nurses Not Getting Enough Sleep Before Work December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than recommended amounts prior to work, which may have an impact on their health and performance on the job, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Sleep Health. Amy Witkoski...
  • Evidence Supports Use of High-Dose Aspirin for Migraine December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Evidence supports the use of high-dose aspirin for treating acute migraine and low-dose aspirin for prevention of recurrent attacks, according to a review recently published in the American Journal of Medicine. Bianca...
  • Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease Rising December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- The incidence and prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease is increasing in the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Kevin L....
  • Western Diet Linked to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration December 13, 2019
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Consumption of a Western dietary pattern is associated with an increased likelihood of developing late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the British Journal of...

RSS Worldwide Bio News

  • Holiday Travel Is Possible in Early Stages of Alzheimer’s December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site A record number of people are expected to travel this holiday season. The travelers will undoubtedly include familial caregivers journeying with loved ones who have dementia. These are courageous individuals, perhaps seeking one last hurrah before Alzheimer’s disease prevents them from traveling to faraway destinations. Taking a […]
  • Stop in the Name of Leukocytes December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site I rolled onto the neurology ward of the hospital that has been dealing with my disease from the beginning. The nurses, whom I’ve met innumerable times, opened with their normal jolly, “How are you?” I can never resist, “Well, I have got MS!” It was 8 in […]
  • Similar Symptoms Found in Scleroderma Patients in the U.S., Regardless of Their Immunosuppressant Use, Study Finds December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site About a third of people diagnosed with scleroderma in the U.S. were prescribed immunosuppressive therapies in the first year after their diagnosis, but their symptoms were found to be similar to those of other scleroderma patients — possibly indicating the low efficacy of these treatments, a study […]
  • Young CP Adults Report Overall Good Quality of Life, But Problems with Pain, Fatigue and Sleep Persist December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Health-related quality of life in young adults with cerebral palsy (CP) is comparable to people in the general population, a study has found. However, problems with pain, fatigue, and sleep were found across all physical functioning CP categories.  Significantly, however, higher levels of physical activity were associated […]
  • Study Supports Patient-reported Tool Measuring Fatigue’s Impact on Daily Activities December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Fatigue has a major impact on quality of life in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, and measuring it using a patient-reported tool may prove useful in clinical trials, new research shows. The findings were presented at the recent 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association for Rheumatology Professionals Annual […]
  • Bemcentinib-Keytruda Combo Effective in Some Advanced NSCLC Patients with Poor Prognosis December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Combining bemcentinib with Keytruda (pembrolizumab) is effective and delays disease progression in people with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), particularly in those with AXL-positive tumors. Those updated results from a Phase 2 clinical trial show, to researchers’ surprise, that benefits also were seen in people with low levels of PD-L1 […]
  • Showing Gratitude for My Loved Ones December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site Since my diagnosis with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), I have learned something about myself. I realize that when making plans, I must consider my needs, including accessibility, and I try to help other people understand, too. When I arrange an outing with my family or friends, I easily […]
  • Starting a New Medication Can Be Overwhelming December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site “Don’t Google it. Don’t Google it.” This is the internal dialogue I was having as my pulmonologist gave me a new prescription. I was told about the potential benefits and the possible side effects before I left the office. And while I appreciate that there is a […]
  • Learning from a Friend’s Perspective on My Huntington’s Status December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site For this column, I interviewed my best friend about her thoughts on Huntington’s. Here are my questions and her answers: During your freshman year, you had a lecture on Huntington’s. Do you remember your thoughts about it at that time? I was taking an introductory biology class, […]
  • Getting Through Cold and Flu Season with Crohn’s Disease December 13, 2019
    This post was originally published on this site This past week or so, I have been plagued by a nasty cold. My sickness got me thinking about cold and flu season with Crohn’s disease and IBD. Most Crohn’s patients manage their disease with some form of medication: steroids, immunosuppressants, immunomodulators, antibiotics, biologics, or another type. […]