Technology

FDA Approves Bevyxxa for Preventing Venous Thromboembolism

Portola Pharmaceuticals’ Bevyxxa (betrixaban) was approved by the FDA in June with an indication of prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in adult patients. “Bevyxxa reduced the incidence of DVT and PE blood clots compared with those taking enoxaparin plus placebo (4.4 percent vs. 6.0 percent).” (June 2017)

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Cognitive Scores Go Down Just Having Your Phone Around

Researchers gave participants cognitive function tests either with their phone in another room or otherwise out of sight, or in front of them face down. “Participants with their phones in another room significantly outperformed those with their phones on the desk, and they also slightly outperformed those participants who had kept their phones in a pocket or bag.” (June 23, 2017)

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Making Graphene “Walk” Without Power

Researchers have created a treated graphene with light so that it expands and contracts with humidity. By altering surrounding humidity, they were able to make a piece of this graphene move 3.5 mm in 12 seconds, without external power. (June 26, 2017)

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New R&D Mimicking Photosynthesis for CO2 Reduction

Researchers at the University of Kentucky and the Institute of Physics Research of Mar del Plata in Argentina have reported an advance with a photosynthetic system that combines Cu2O with TiO2. A catalyst made of Cu2O/TiO2 can reduce CO2 by transforming it to carbon...

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Interview with Olin Hyde, CEO of LeadCrunch, Inc.

Olin Hyde is the CEO of LeadCrunch, Inc. Based in San Diego, LeadCrunch offers an artificial intelligence platform for generating business-to-business (B2B) leads. Olin received a masters degree from UCSD in advanced studies on systems engineering and has been active...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Used Dragon Cargo Ship

SpaceX has achieved the first commercial launch of a reused spacecraft today, when it's Dragon cargo ship launched on a Falcon rocket at approximately 5pm EDT from the Kennedy Space Center. Video of the launch is at the link. The mission is heading to the...

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