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FDA OKs Letermovir to Prevent CMV in Kidney Transplants

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved letermovir (Prevymis) for the additional indication of prevention of cytomegalovirus in high-risk adult kidney transplant recipients.  The approval for CMV disease prophylaxis in adult kidney transplant recipients is based on a phase 3 trial of the drug, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, by Ajit P. […]

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How I Got Pregnant at 47 — Without IVF

I’m well aware that I have so many more choices than women who came before me. Diving into womanhood with enough luck and access to the right resources, I knew I could set out on any career I wanted, create as much success as I wanted, and thanks to IVF, I could have a baby whether a man was involved […]

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Fixed-duration ibrutinib plus venetoclax may benefit patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia

First-line ibrutinib (Imbruvica) plus venetoclax (Venclexta) led to high response and survival rates in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) whether or not their cancer harbored high-risk genetic features typically associated with poor outcomes, according to results recently published in Clinical Cancer Research. Patients with high-risk CLL, defined by deletion of 17p, mutated TP53, and/or unmutated immunoglobulin heavy chain (IGHV), […]

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Single dose of anti-Müllerian hormone gene therapy can induce long-term contraception in domestic cats

Currently there are no contraceptives capable of producing permanent sterilization in companion animals. Spaying, the surgical removal of the ovaries and uterus, is the most widely used strategy to control unwanted reproduction in female cats. For the first time, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of Mass General Brigham (MGB), and their collaborators have demonstrated that a […]

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Pre-term and low birthweight newborns found to have fewer fractures in childhood than others

Pre-term and low birthweight infants have fewer fractures in childhood than full-term and normal-weight newborns, according to a new a study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. The register-based cohort study from Finland utilized the nationwide Medical Birth Register, the Care Register for Health Care, and data provided by Statistics Finland. The analysis included data on […]

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Does COVID-19 vaccination affect the menstrual cycle?

The onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to two years of mounting waves of illness and death, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. Even after the outbreak's severity subsided, the potential long-term sequelae of the infection or COVID-19 vaccination continue to be a matter of concern. A new paper published in the Vaccine Journal […]

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