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Clinical trial exposes deadly kidney cancer’s Achilles’ heel

The red dots represent the HIF-2 complex in kidney cancer cells (blue circles), formed when HIF-2α and HIF-1β proteins bind together. The pairings create a molecular switch, opening up communication channels and activating genes responsible for the creation of blood vessels, which cancer cells need to survive. The HIF-2 blocking …

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Lower income linked to certain kidney diseases

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study found an inverse association between socioeconomic status and certain kidney diseases. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Social deprivation is a known risk factor for chronic kidney disease in general, but its potential link to glomerular diseases—autoimmune-type diseases that damage …

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Kidney patients benefit using organs from Hepatitis C-infected donors

Mark Eckman, MD, professor in the UC Department of Internal Medicine, is shown in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Credit: Colleen Kelley/UC Creative Services A new medical approach recommended by University of Cincinnati physician-researchers may reduce organ wait times, save money, boost quality of life and prolong life …

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Chronic kidney disease a ‘global killer in plain sight’

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Rates of people needing dialysis have increased more than 40% since 1990, but access to this life-saving treatment is still markedly inequitable, according to a new scientific study. “Chronic kidney disease is a global killer hidden in plain sight,” said Dr. Theo Vos, professor of Health …

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Most quality metrics for kidney disease fall short

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 14 percent of adults in the U.S. There are several stages of CKD, but when it progresses to kidney failure, outcomes are quite poor, with those patients dying at a higher rate than patients with most advanced cancers. Patients who go …

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New biomarker could better predict diabetic kidney disease

Dr. Rujun Gong, professor and director of kidney research at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Credit: University of Toledo Clinicians may soon have a better way to predict which of their diabetic patients are most likely to develop kidney disease, allowing for earlier interventions that …

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Kidney stem cells can be isolated from urine

Credit: Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf Researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine (ISRM) at the medical faculty of Heinrich Heine University-Duesseldorf under the directorship of Prof. Dr. James Adjaye have developed a protocol for the reproducible isolation and characterization of kidney stem cells, urine derived renal progenitor …

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