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USC stem cell scientists reveal key differences in male, female kidney

November 12, 2019

USC researchers have completed a detailed deconstruction of the kidney, revealing for the first time an intimate portrait…
Implantable bioartificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone

November 11, 2019

The Kidney Project, a national effort to develop an implantable bioartificial kidney that could eliminate the need for…
Supplements don’t preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes

November 11, 2019

Supplements of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids (often sold as fish oil) do not help people with…
Genome editing to be tested in kidney organoids

October 2, 2019

Gene editing will be tested in UW Medicine labs on kidney organoids – tiny, kidney-like structures grown from…
A new stone age?

March 6, 2019

Shock wave device used by UCI Health urologists revamps treatment for painful kidney deposits. Surrounded by high-voltage electrical…
Scientists seeking to regrow kidneys make promising discovery

February 12, 2019

Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to…
Study: Soft drinks, hard work and hot weather are recipe for kidney disease risk

January 31, 2019

It’s pretty common to see construction workers and other manual laborers stop into a convenience store on lunch…
New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

January 31, 2019

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can…
The Pressure’s Off

January 13, 2019

Bringing a long quest to a satisfying conclusion, researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II…
Researchers locate the body’s largest cell receptor

January 7, 2019

A giant toadstool that swallow up vitamins and nutrients in the intestines and kidneys. This is how the…
HHS announces $2.6 million in prizes to redesign dialysis as part of KidneyX

November 5, 2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have committed…
Which factors are linked with wellbeing and medication adherence in young adults with kidney failure

October 19, 2018

In addition to affecting their physical health, kidney failure affects the psychosocial health of young people. With this…
Patients with kidney disease, including CKDu, undergo dialysis in the Sri Lanka village of Padaviya. Image credit: Tissa Illangasekare / NSF
Mysterious kidney disease on the rise in South Asia

October 11, 2018

It was an enigma when it was discovered in the early 1990s. And despite the efforts of scientists…
The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice

October 9, 2018

Inspiration can be a hard thing to find. The history of science is filled with elusive “eureka moments”…
Inflammatory marker tied to kidney decline in healthy adults

October 9, 2018

A large, multiethnic study of healthy individuals found that high blood levels of an inflammatory marker are linked…
New UNH Research Aims to Help Humans Survive Dehydration

September 6, 2018

A grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help a University of New Hampshire researcher better…
How to better enable kidney exchanges to improve health and save money

July 12, 2018

Organs come from one of two sources — from living donors, typically a friend or family member willing…
Gene therapy method developed to target damaged kidney cells

July 10, 2018

Gene therapy has gained momentum in the past year, following the federal government’s approval of the first such…
A simpler, safer operation for treating kidney cancer

July 2, 2018

Many cases of early-stage kidney cancer can be treated with a relatively new, nonsurgical procedure used to destroy…
Discovery of kidney structure challenges current understanding of renal physiology

June 27, 2018

The kidney is a key organ balancing blood and body chemistry through filtration and reabsorption. The control of…
Heroin use in Pacific Northwest linked to incurable kidney disease

June 21, 2018

A new UW Medicine study strongly associates the use of intravenous heroin – in particular the black tar…
Perfectly punctual or fashionably late, it takes all kinds of cells to build a kidney

June 6, 2018

Arriving early or late can have big consequences for early-stage cells that gather to form a new kidney,…
Many kidney-failure patients must halt dialysis to receive hospice care

May 3, 2018

As they approach the end of their lives, many patients with end-stage renal disease face a harrowing choice:…
Kidney disease increases risk of diabetes, study shows

December 12, 2017

Diabetes is known to increase a person’s risk of kidney disease. Now, a new study from Washington University…
High risk of infection with steroid treatment for people with kidney disease

August 3, 2017

Steroids caused a greater than expected increase in the risk of serious infections in the predominately young group…
Kidney-on-a-chip to travel to International Space Station

June 21, 2017

In as early as 2018, a rocket carrying a payload that includes 24 microfluidic chips about the size…
Cost-effectiveness of new drug in treating incurable kidney disease

May 29, 2017

A University of Tokyo research team evaluated the cost-effectiveness of treating nephrotic syndrome with rituximab (an anti-CD20 monoclonal…
New biomarkers help predict outcomes in diabetic kidney disease

May 8, 2017

A common complication of type 2 diabetes occurs when filters within the kidney are damaged, leading to an…
Cells identified that could help repair damaged kidney function

April 29, 2017

Researchers from the Liverpool University have identified a cell type isolated from human kidneys that can help repair renal…
Study finds four genes linked to cystic diseases of the liver and kidney

April 6, 2017

Yale researchers are studying kidney and liver diseases to determine which genes are involved in the formation of…
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