MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker A group of Memphis researchers have identified a genetic marker that could detect high-risk flu patients. Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital discovered an inherited genetic variation that may help identify patients at greater risk for severe, potentially fatal flu infections and linked the gene variant to a mechanism that explains the increased risk. The scientific journal Nature Medicine published the study. Researchers screened 393 flu patients ranging from infants to age 70. Patients with a particular variation in a particular gene were more than twice … Continue reading MBJ: St. Jude-led researchers identify flu-risk genetic marker

WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation

WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation The City of Germantown unveiled its next step in the master plan for parks and recreation on Thursday. … Organizers said Thursday is the culmination of a 10-year study and was meant to give the public a chance to voice their input on things they would like to see when it comes to parks and recreation. … Officials said it is time for the city to finally have a master plan. … Gibson said the fact the city has 29 parks, or about one within a mile and a … Continue reading WMC: Germantown unveils next steps in master plan for parks and recreation

MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative The City of Memphis plans to take a data-driven approach to tackle issues such as homelessness, public safety and economic development. Wednesday, July 12, the City of Memphis officially joined What Works Cities, a $42 million initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The initiative is being touted as the nation’s most comprehensive philanthropic effort to help mayors and local leaders use data and evidence to engage the public, to make government more effective and, ultimately, to improve lives. “The mandate from the Mayor … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis joins $42M Bloomberg data initiative

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide A Memphis-based medical device company announced the launching of a new system. CrossRoads Extremity Systems LLC, which offers foot and ankle fixation implant systems, recently launched a hybrid fixation system, DynaFORCE, which has a wide variety of plate and clip options that incorporate continuous adaptive compression. The company, which has offices on Primacy Parkway in East Memphis, is wrapping up an alpha launch of the product and expects full U.S. market availability in August. … CrossRoads was founded in 2014 by a group of implant industry veterans. The company employs 22 and … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis device company launches new system nationwide

MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

MBJ: The American returns to Memphis Twelve schools and their loyal fan bases will descend on Downtown Memphis in 2019. The American Athletic Conference announced Monday, July 10, that FedExForum will be the site of the 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships. “We are pleased to be returning to Memphis and FedExForum for our conference championship,” Mike Aresco, commissioner of the conference, said in a release. “The City of Memphis graciously welcomed us for our first-ever league tournament in 2014, and our student-athletes, coaches and fans experienced a first-class weekend. This is a great basketball town that supports and … Continue reading MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis

CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis In the fourth quarter of Memphis’ 2015 upset of Ole Miss, Paxton Lynch completed a 20-yard pass to Anthony Miller across the middle of the field. The national television broadcast showed him jogging toward the ball and getting signals from the sideline, with a clear view of the stenciled word hanging out below his jersey: “BLESSED.” As highlights from the game began to spread, and Lynch’s star continued to rise, he started getting more questions about the undershirt he wore during games. Fans tagged him in pictures with it … Continue reading CA: How Jason Stewart started a clothing company while playing football at Memphis

Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is one of the best in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Le Bonheur received recognition in eight specialties. This is the seventh consecutive year it has been included in the ranking. Some of the specialties it was recognized for include, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neonatology, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. “U.S. News is the gold standard for children’s hospitals for safety, strong clinical outcomes, technology and family-centered care,” said Le Bonheur … Continue reading Fox13: Le Bonheur named among Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference Pharmaceutical industry representatives and regulators from 13 countries were in Memphis this week to discuss safety strategies for global pharmaceutical manufacturing, shipping and delivery. University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) hosted 75 attendees from June 26-29. Agencies represented included the World Health Organization, the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Merck and Co. Inc.; Pfizer; and Johnson & Johnson, and attendees came from countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Peru, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Thailand and Switzerland. … UTHSC will open its new $16 … Continue reading MBJ: FDA, Pfizer, Merck join WHO in Memphis for global drug conference

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum The sun umbrellas are on the way for the tables and chairs on the northern side of Peabody Place between Front and Main streets, and so is a temporary mural wall and some kiosks for a marketplace. A Times Square-meets-Broad Avenue experiment at the southern end of Downtown’s Main Street Mall got underway this week with reggae music, popsicles and, of course, bicycles. Most of that activity was on the last block of the 40-year-old Main Street Mall, but some of it also turned the corner onto Peabody Place. Angled parking … Continue reading MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis

HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis Memphian Greg Jordan is the founder of local graph database company GraphStory. Jordan said he and his team of five are on a mission to make everyone a “data consolidating badass”. “That was the big thing for me. If I can build an application for my boss in a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, I’m going to look like a hero if I get it done faster,” he said. The technology Greg and his team have created helps organizations better understand the relationships between all of their … Continue reading HGN: Startup GraphStory raises $1M, continues to grow in Memphis