Shauna Wreschner

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Which VCs Are Poised to Profit From the Biotech IPO Boom?

Biotech venture capitalists, as a group, haven’t had much to cheer about the past few years. But this is shaping up to be the year the storyline …

A 3-Step Problem-Solving Method for Any Problem | Inc.com

So there's this giant turtle terrorizing a small village in Bavaria, Germany. The turtle's name is Lotti, which doesn't sound like such a scary thing, except that a few weeks ago the animal was said to have severed an eight year old boy's Achilles tendon while he was swimming in a nearby lake. Not …

Leadership

5 Steps to Keeping Your Top Performers | Inc.com

It's no secret that some employees perform better than others. And while it takes all kinds of people to make the world go 'round, high performers are every company's most valuable resource. These are the employees who bring the greatest value to your business--and to your customers--so it pays to …

Employee Engagement

From PR Week to PR Month - trade magazine scraps weekly edition

Trade magazine PR Week has today announced that it is relaunching its print edition as a monthly, with the last weekly issue to be out this …

Ten Tips for Raising Startup Capital in Biotech

Summer is gone and the hectic autumn schedule is upon us (despite hitting 96F in Boston on Wednesday): back to the routine of board meetings, SABs, …

Scientists May Be On Brink Of Major Discovery In Hunt For HIV Cure

Danish scientists are expecting results that will show that "finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible."<p>They are conducting clinical trials to test a "novel strategy" in which the HIV virus is stripped from human DNA and destroyed permanently by the immune system.<p>The move …

New Research Suggests Rapid Treatment Of HIV With Antiretrovirals Can “Cure” The Virus

More research seems to be pointing to how rapid treatment of the HIV virus with medication can “eliminate” the disease in some cases. The findings come two weeks after a baby infected with HIV at birth was found to be free of the virus after a few years.<p>Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Paris …

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PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, represents the country's leading biopharmaceutical researchers and biotechnology …

Twitter And An Old-School Typewriter Beat Up On An iPhone

Consumers test the durability of a Cellairis screen protector through Tweet Punisher, a live product demonstration relying on real-world ingenuity and the public’s participation through social media.<p>In a stunt dubbed Tweet Punisher, an iPhone outfitted with a Cellairis Shell Shock: G-Class screen …

Screen Protector

“La Rafle” Tells A Story Of A Terrible, Little-Documented Part Of France’s History

Director Rose Bosch turned years of difficult research into “La Rafle (The Round Up),” the story of France’s shameful WWII moment.<p>The French film <i>La Rafle (The Round Up)</i> was a box office hit and the first film in France to address the summer day in 1942 when some 13,000 Jews were rounded up by …

France

Threat to U.S. from new "bird flu" virus: possible but unknown

Beginning in March, 2013, reports started to come out of Eastern China that a new “bird flu” virus was loose and causing infections in humans. The …

Public Health

Drugs Go From Hit to Dud in Two Years in Hepatitis Race

Jean-Michel Pawlotsky has déjà vu.<p>The doctor in the town of Creteil, just outside Paris, is telling hepatitis C patients to delay treatment until …

Gene variant may provide novel therapy for several cancer types

A novel gene variant found in human and animal tissue may be a promising treatment for cancer, including breast and brain cancer.

Top 20 orphan drugs by 2018

For a long time, pharma companies have looked to large disease populations as the biggest potential revenue streams. But those days are long gone. …

Biotechnology

Majority Of Mobile Ad Spend To Go To Search - Forecast

In an updated digital and mobile advertising forecast, eMarketer has projected that mobile search will be worth more than $15 billion in the US by …

Mobile Advertising

3 Innovative Ways Startups Are Driving Results Over Social Media

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some small businesses are getting creative and earning their social media followers' trust -- and their dollars -- by ditching the one-way hard sell that's all too common on Facebook and Twitter.<p>They understand that social-media platforms …

What are some great online tools for startups? Why?

Heat maps are great online tools for startups that want to increase conversions on their website. <b>Heat maps allow you to visualize your web visitor’s</b> …

Why You Should Find Product-Market Fit Before Sniffing Around For Venture Money

By Andy Rachleff, CEO of Wealthfront6 minute Read<p>Many early-stage entrepreneurs who come to me for advice love to brag about how fast their companies …

Product Management

From The Fall Of Failure, Success Can Take Flight

Diana Nyad's successful swim from Cuba to Key West on Monday was made all the sweeter because she had tried — and failed — four times before.<p>She learned you should "never, ever give up," but she also learned some practical lessons to help beat the elements in those earlier attempts. Out of failure, …

Knowing Obesity Gene Status Doesn't Make People Feel Helpless In Losing Weight, Study Suggests

Knowing whether you have the "obesity gene" doesn't seem to be a deterrent against weight loss, according to a new study.<p>Plus, researchers said, the knowledge could actually help to reduce self-blame for obesity.<p>"Regardless of gene status or weight, all the volunteers recognized that both genes and …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Scientists say potential damage from naturally occurring fructose in apparently healthy drinks is being overlooked<p>Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn …

How Two Guys From Queens Are Changing Drug Discovery

There is a 40-something aerobics instructor in a Dallas suburb whose cholesterol level is so low–a sixth that of a normal person–that scientists think she is nearly certain to be spared heart disease, no matter what she eats. In Berlin, Germany a small child arrived at the hospital with amazingly …

If Google kills off FeedBurner, these apps could take its place

After Google killed off Google Reader, we have to wonder what’s next on Google’s chopping block. Some are speculating it might be FeedBurner, the app used by millions of blogs and websites to distribute the RSS feeds Google Reader once helped people subscribe to.<p>Google acquired FeedBurner in 2007 …