The limited removal of metabolic waste products in dialyzed kidney patients leads to high morbidity and mortality. A bioartificial kidney could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the … Continue Reading Researchers develop functional living membrane in massive leap towards a bioartificial kidney.
In the field of iPS cell-based regenerative medicine, advanced research with clinical applications for many organs and tissues, such as the retina, has steadily progressed. However, growing a kidney from … Continue Reading Human stem cell-derived kidneys connect to blood vessels when transplanted into mice.
Chronic kidney disease causes approximately 47,000 deaths a year and is known as a silent killer, due to the fact most people don’t realize they have it until the disease … Continue Reading Early warning blood-marker identified for chronic kidney disease.
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 … Continue Reading Researchers identify gene which initiates the repair of acutely injured kidneys.
Normal kidney function is crucial for regulation of total blood volume and vascular tone. Chronic kidney disease is the reduced ability of the kidney to carry out these functions in … Continue Reading Human study shows kidney impairment boosts risk of stroke and dementia.
Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
Researchers from Georgia Regents University, Vanderbilt University, Texas A&M University, and Northwestern University have found an explanation for the century-old observation that if a person ends up with just one kidney, … Continue Reading Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.
The kidney carries out vital functions by continuously filtering the blood and excreting waste products into the urine. This is achieved by a complex system of tubules which transports the … Continue Reading Researchers discover previously unseen regulatory network in the kidney.
If kidney cancer is diagnosed early, before it spreads, 80 percent of patients survive. However, finding it early has been among the disease’s greatest challenges. Now, researchers at Washington University … Continue Reading Non-invasive kidney cancer urine test successful in human trials.
Decreased blood levels of a kidney-derived protein called Klotho increases the risk of heart disease in mice with kidney disease, according to a study from UT Southwestern Medical Center. If … Continue Reading Biomarker identifies heart problems in mice with kidney disease.
Researchers led by the University of Washington have identified two blood markers strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease. Elevations in … Continue Reading Biomarkers identified for kidney disease patients’ risk of heart failure.
The US FDA has cleared the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk of developing moderate to severe acute kidney … Continue Reading The FDA clears first-ever test to assess risk of developing acute kidney injury.