Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study


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


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


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.

As U.S. Looks to Launch Precision Health Study, Google’s Role Emerges


government has ambitious plans for a long-term health study with one million Americans, and one of the world’s most powerful tech companies has a big part to play, including the storage of all the data on its “cloud” servers. To be clear, health data that citizens contribute to the study will be open for research under the purview of the government—not held privately by Google or the other two dozen entities that are building and running the four cornerstones of the PMI.

Broadcom: Study Shows Different Connectivity Personalities, Types


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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The #1 Question to Ask Before Starting Any Case Study


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.

If Budget Holds, NIH Precision Study Could Be Flush As Volunteers Arrive


That included the Precision Medicine Initiative, an ambitious long-term study with the goal of recruiting 1 million Americans to volunteer health data. Until this week, many U.S. government science agencies and programs seemed destined for a big haircut, plus the loss of a limb or two.

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


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 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.

Study: Talking, Texting, Singing Behind Many Teen Crashes


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


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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Study Casts Doubt On Green Vehicle Demand


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.

New Study: DNA Tests For Healthy People Have “Uncertain Value”


A new study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine questions the practicality of making DNA tests standard for people who don’t have a cancer diagnosis or aren’t trying to identify a mysterious disease. The study is limited by its small scope, but it is the first with some rigor to examine outcomes. Genome sequencing is becoming more common for people diagnosed with cancer. Should it become part of a healthy person’s checkup, too?

Acorda Takes Another Hit, Reports Patient Deaths in Parkinson’s Study


Acorda Therapeutics’ rebuilding plan just suffered another setback, leaving the fate of one of the experimental Parkinson’s disease drugs that is closest to market unclear. Ardsley, NY-based Acorda (NASDAQ: ACOR ) said Wednesday morning that it has seen troubling safety problems in a Phase 3 trial of its experimental Parkinson’s disease drug tozadenant.

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

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


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

Cirius Therapeutics Raises $40M to Expand Ongoing Liver Study


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.

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


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.

Phoenix Shops Its Cancer Drug as Potential Alzheimer’s Treatment


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.

Study: Clean Technology Investments Up In Q3


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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Bio Roundup: Phase 3 Fails, Shkreli Jailed, Moderna Flip-Flops & More


It was a week of realignments. President Trump, who used to be known as “The Donald” but now goes by “ Amnesty Don ,” kept up the parlay-voo with his new friends Chuck and Nancy. Martin Shkreli, who was once known— and still is! —as the “pharma bro,” will have a new perspective for a while, through the bars of a jail cell. In Cambridge, MA, Moderna Therapeutics promised more clinical data as it reasserts central control over its drug R&D.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Starts Phase I Studies


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.,

Countering Cybersecurity Turnover: 57 Companies That Do It Best


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

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


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


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


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?


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.

SetPoint Medical Gets FDA Nod On Pilot Study


setpoint medical bioelectronic lifescience study rheumatoid arthritisValencia-based SetPoint Medical , which develops medical devices for treating chronic inflammatory disease, said it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a human trial. The company said the trial will cover safety and efficacy of its devices to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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.

Bio Roundup: $1B Deals, Data Bumps, Acorda’s Lumps, Generic OKs & More


With President Trump holed up in New Jersey, rattling his saber at Kim Jong-un and Mitch McConnell and ignoring his own commission’s advice on the opioid crisis, there was still life sciences news from the nation’s capital. The FDA reported that generic drug approvals are set to hit a record ; the agency under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has moved this summer to increase generic competition and lower the nation’s high drug prices.