Research finds low rates of contraceptive use in women with kidney failure

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) finds that women with kidney failure have low rates of contraceptive use. The study, published in the journal Kidney Medicine, finds an overall contraceptive use rate of 5.3% among women with kidney failure undergoing dialysis in the United States. “Although end-stage kidney disease adversely impacts fertility, conception […]

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New prediction algorithm identifies previously undetected cancer driver genes

A new study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, has deepened the understanding of epigenetic mechanisms in tumorigenesis and revealed a previously undetected repertoire of cancer driver genes. The study was published this week in Science Advances. Using a new prediction algorithm, called DORGE (Discovery of Oncogenes and tumor suppressoR genes using […]

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Iconic Paris Bookstore Gets So Many Orders After Pleading With Fans, They Had to Shut Down Website to Catch Up

What happens when a world-famous independent bookshop finds itself in dire straights due to the global pandemic? It gets creative, of course. As with other struggling bookstores like New York City’s venerable Strand, landmark Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company experienced a devastating drop in revenue as the COVID-19 lockdown forced them to drastically change the […]

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