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.
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.
Kidney failure is a growing problem in the United States, every year, approximately 10,000 kidneys become available for transplant into patients with end-stage kidney disease. However, the waiting lists for … Continue Reading Mammalian kidney identified as a ‘blood-generating’ organ for the first time.
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.
New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.
The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center … Continue Reading New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.
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.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or … Continue Reading Kidney transplant tolerance mechanism identified.
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 from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases, such as chronic kidney … Continue Reading Researchers have identified the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue.
An international team of researchers led by the University of Louisville has identified a protein that turns a person’s immune system against itself in a form of kidney disease called … Continue Reading Second protein associated with common cause of kidney failure identified.
Transplanted kidneys may not function long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. … Continue Reading Gene variants linked to shorter survival of transplanted kidneys identified.