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Researchers identify gene which initiates the repair of acutely injured kidneys.

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is characterized by an abrupt decline in kidney function, leading to the accumulation of toxic waste products of cellular metabolism and derangement of electrolyte balance.  Despite advances in medical care, AKI is associated with a significant increase in mortality, with in-hospital mortality rates approaching 50%–70%. Moreover, survivors of an episode of AKI show an enhanced risk

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