Skip to content

Tagfailure

a study from researchers at the University of Bristol discovers an important cell signaling pathway in the kidney holding great potential to treat CKD. The team states they have linked a signaling molecule present in high levels in the brain called Neuropeptide Y (Npy) to raised levels of albuminuria and damage to the glomerulus.

Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock treatments for kidney failure.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health issue, affecting over 10 percent of the global population, frequently occurring as a result of other disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, … Continue Reading Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock treatments for kidney failure.

Injectable gel used to prevent heart failure in animal model after heart attack.

During a heart attack, clots or narrowed arteries block blood flow, harming or killing cells within the tissue.  However, the damage doesn’t end after the crushing pain subsides. The heart’s … Continue Reading Injectable gel used to prevent heart failure in animal model after heart attack.

Large-scale human study identifies link between early-stage heart and brain disease.

Cerebral blood flow is rigorously regulated by various mechanisms to safeguard the match between cerebral metabolic demand and supply. The question of how a change in heart health affects cerebral … Continue Reading Large-scale human study identifies link between early-stage heart and brain disease.

First patient in the world bridged to a successful heart transplant via a Total Artificial Heart.

A petite 44-year-old woman has become the first patient in the world to be bridged to a successful heart transplant, that is, to go from needing a transplant to receiving … Continue Reading First patient in the world bridged to a successful heart transplant via a Total Artificial Heart.

Translate »