Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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A new study, published by researchers at the University of Southern California , says that positive emotions are more contagious than negative ones on Twitter. The study--which came out of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute--correlated the tweets spread by users with the prior positive or negative tweets, based on what had appeared in those same users' stream the prior hour. The study was published online at PLOS.

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NantHealth Links With University On Genetic Study

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According to NantHealth, the Heritage 1K Project study--which will study the genomic profiles of at least 1,000 individuals--is aimed at discovering the genetic causes of 25 rare and common diseases. nanthealth gene sequencing genetic personalized medicine uofu univerisity disease lifescience study analysis database data

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years was originally published in Both Sides of the Table on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Study Stakes San Diego’s Claim in Genomics: $292M in 2016 VC Deals

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Preliminary findings from an economic impact study show that genomics is emerging as a distinct innovation cluster in San Diego. The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.

Study: Cell Phones Still Not For The Dinner Table

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A new study, issued today by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future , says that the majority of Americans still don't think pulling a cell phone out at a meal is appropriate.

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Silicon Beach Report May 3: Study Estimates 46 Percent of Snapchat Users Don’t Use Instagram

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A study by App Annie estimates that 46 percent of Snapchat users don’t use Instagram, Pluto TV signs TV and movie deal with Lions Gate, MGM, and Warner Bros, and Hulu launches live TV programming

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Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

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regions to study financing and construction of potential Hyperloop systems After receiving proposals from more than 2,600 individuals, downtown’s Hyperloop One has selected 11 U.S.

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Broadcom: Study Shows Different Connectivity Personalities, Types

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Irvine-based Broadcom just released a study that the firm says helps to define the ways we connect into digital life. broadcom study online electronics habitsAre you an "Always On", "Social Skimmer", or one of seven personality types, when it comes to connecting to the digital world?

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Silicon Beach Report April 6: Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

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routes and selects 11 regions for further study, on-demand doctor app Heal adds Obama’s Secretary of Navy to board, and Virgin Galactic planning for test space launch before end of year Hyperloop One asks public to suggest U.S.

The #1 Question to Ask Before Starting Any Case Study

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Before beginning customer success stories or case studies with a new client, I ask a LOT of questions of my marketing contacts - well before ever talking to one of their happy customers. 2- The goals for their case studies. A customer story can't just be interesting or results-oriented.

Ionis Touts Phase 3 Win, But Safety Worries Cloud Nerve Drug Study

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Two RNA-based drugs for the same disease, a rare, crippling nerve condition called familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) with no available treatments in the U.S., could soon be under an FDA review at the same time.

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Silicon Beach Report March 20: SpaceX Studying Mars Mission Landing Sites

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SpaceX studying Mars mission landing sites, Snap Inc. gets first buy rating from Wall Street firm, and Two Bit Circus develops VR and motion simulator

Recruitment Goal In Obama Precision Med Study: 1M in 3 or 4 Years

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The Obama administration’s push to sign up one million Americans for a long-term health study will start in New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Tucson, AZ, top health officials said today. The VA is running its own long-term study with nearly half a million participants so far.).

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Amid Budget Concerns, NIH Preps Beta Test for Precision Medicine Plan

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It’s the start of a plan whose seeds were planted more than two years ago, when former President Barack Obama proposed a study to glean insights about health and disease by tracking a large. An ambitious plan to recruit 1 million U.S.

Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes

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A new study--driven by data collected by San Diego''s Lytx --finds that talking, texting, and. The study, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety , used videos of teen drivers provided by Lytx, to identify the distraction that led to crashes by teen drivers. The study--rather than relying on surveys or self reporting, used actual videos of crashes recorded by Lytx, which develops video-based driver monitoring systems.

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Study Casts Doubt On Green Vehicle Demand

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Despite a huge amount of funding given to electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers by venture capitalists, a new study from Westlake Village-based J.D. The study examined attitudes of U.S.

Cirius Therapeutics Raises $40M to Expand Ongoing Liver Study

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A $40 million transfusion led by Frazier Healthcare Partners and Denmark’s Novo A/S is bringing fresh life to a Michigan biotech working to advance a new experimental drug for treating a type of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

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Study: More Than 7,620 Cybersecurity Jobs In San Diego

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A new study, run by a local nonprofit focused on cybersecurity in San Diego, has tallied up the numbers and found that there are more than 7,620 people employed in the cybersecurity industry in San Diego. cybersecurity jobs employment cyber security spawar growth economy study work

Phoenix Shops Its Cancer Drug as Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment

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Over more than two decades, Perry has studied the possibility that diseases like Alzheimer’s may get their start because the body produces too many variants of oxygen, called free radicals, which cause cell damage, and not enough antioxidants to limit the damage.

Countering Cybersecurity Turnover: 57 Companies That Do It Best

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What does it take to keep highly skilled cybersecurity employees? Salary and benefits are table-stakes.

Study: Clean Technology Investments Up In Q3

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The study found that clean technology investments were up compared with an overall venture capital trend of more dollars up, but deals down. Investments in U.S., clean technology deals were up in Q3 of 2011, according to a new analysis published by Ernst & Young this week. According to an analysis of data from Dow Jones VentureSource, Ernst & Young found that U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies increased by 73%, to $1.1 billion nationally, compared to 2010.

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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Starts Phase I Studies

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Phase I studies are used by drug companies to assess the safety of drug compounds. acadia pharmaceuticals schizophrenia drug lifescience studySan Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals reported this morning that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its review of the firm's New Drug Application for AM-831, its small molecule for treatment of schizophrenia, and it is advancing to Phase I clinical development. ACADIA said it is working with Meiji Seika Pharma Co.,

Science 37 Gets $29M To Extend Clinical Trials To Patient Homes

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amgen ventures google capital venture patient health study biotech healthcare lifescience trial clinical science37Playa Vista-based Science 37 , which is developing technology and a model that allows pharmaceuticals companies and others to conduct clinical trials in patients' homes--rather than dedicated, off-site facilities--has raised $29M in a Series C funding round.

Often Advocates Of Faster FDA, Patient Groups Wary Of Trump Deregulation

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In the biomedical world, perhaps the biggest question looming over President Donald Trump’s upcoming pick for Food and Drug Administration commissioner is how drastically that person will help roll back FDA regulations. Trump said at last week’s meeting in Washington D.C.,

Possible Cures. Mystery Deaths. Daunting Costs. Can CAR-T Be Tamed?

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It’s a struggle that comic-book fans know well. Ordinary people, bestowed with super powers from a spider bite or gamma rays, struggle to harness their own abilities. T cells, key soldiers of the immune system, are wrestling with new-found super powers, too.

Cram.com Adds Premium Tier, Text-To-Speech

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Los Angeles-based online education site Cram.com has launched a new, premium membership tier, and also launched a new text-to-speech tool for its online studying and flashcard site. Cram.com said that it has launched Cram Premium, which will give students and ad-free experience while they study, which will let users access the site ad-free for $5 a month. cram membership education school studying student flashcard studymode

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Report: Gender Gap In Tech Worst For 18-25 Year Olds

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gender study technology startup salary employment survey california angeles women diversitySanta Monica-based salary comparison startup Comparably , which is led by startup veteran Jasaon Nazar, has run a survey of over 10,000 technology employers, to help break down some information about the pay gap between men and women. The startup's survey found that the pay gap is worst for women in the 18 to 25 year old age bracket.

14 for ’17: Key Clinical Data To Watch For Next Year (Part 2)

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Part one of our preview is here , with looks at key studies in lung cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, and more. In part two, we examine studies in leukemia, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, postpartum depression, amyloidosis, and Zika virus vaccine. We continue our look ahead to some of the clinical data due in 2017 that could shape healthcare practice and sway investor sentiment for years to come.

Bio Roundup: Trump Backlash, Verdine Plans, Sarepta Sale & More

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Craig Venter John Boehner Kidney Cancer Leukemia Life Sciences LifeMine Therapeutics MIT Obamacare P53 PMV PMV Pharmaceuticals President Donald Trump Prophage repeal and replace rocapuldencel-T Sale sapacitabine Sarepta Therapeutics Seventh Sense Biosystems Studies The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center vaccine skepticism Venture Capital Xconomy Board of DirectorsA short week makes for a shorter roundup.

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Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009. The study, conducted by Jon Funk of OceanRoad Partners , includes data from socalTECH.com's proprietary venture database , Dow Jones/VentureSource, and Greg Martin of Redpoint Ventures.

All In One Place: A New Immuno-Oncology Trial Resource

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That’s only one patient and one response; hundreds of other people have been through clinical studies. More than 100 years ago, New York bone surgeon William Coley began to suspect that bacterial infections might be improving the outlook for patients also suffering from cancer.

Aiming At P53, Cancer’s Hard Target, PMV Pharma Raises $74M

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The new cash will help PMV push into human clinical studies, though in its statement the startup didn’t say when those studies might begin. PMV Pharmaceuticals is the latest startup to load up with cash in an attempt to home in on one of the toughest targets in cancer biology: the tumor suppressor protein known as p53.

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Study Tallies High Tech Employment In Region

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A recently released study by TechAmerica, an advocacy group for the high tech industry, finds that Los Angeles ranks sixth among the top 60 cities in the United States for high tech employment. Despite the nearly equal employment numbers, the study also clearly pointed out a big difference in density of high tech jobs between the Bay Area and Southern California; In San Jose/Silicon Valley, the study found that there were 294.07