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Newswise: SLU Researchers Invite Living Kidney Donors and Recipients to Join NIH-funded Study to Overcome Disparities in Kidney Disease, Transplantation
Released: 17-Jul-2024 1:05 PM EDT
SLU Researchers Invite Living Kidney Donors and Recipients to Join NIH-funded Study to Overcome Disparities in Kidney Disease, Transplantation
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University School of Medicine researchers led by Krista Lentine, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, will assess how the use of genetic testing may mitigate racial disparities in the health outcomes of people with chronic kidney disease, including organ donors and transplant recipients.

Newswise: Cancer researchers receive grant to combat aggressive kidney cancer
Released: 16-Jul-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Cancer researchers receive grant to combat aggressive kidney cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center(Link opens in new window) have received an $800,000 grant from the V Foundation to find new ways to treat and prevent a severe form of kidney cancer associated with a hereditary syndrome caused by mutations in the fumarate hydratase (FH) gene.

Newswise: George Bakris, internationally recognized hypertension expert, 1952-2024
Released: 11-Jul-2024 5:05 PM EDT
George Bakris, internationally recognized hypertension expert, 1952-2024
University of Chicago Medical Center

Bakris served on the UChicago faculty for 18 years and was director of the Comprehensive Hypertension Center.

Newswise: Take summer heat health risks seriously, UTSW experts caution
Released: 5-Jul-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Take summer heat health risks seriously, UTSW experts caution
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The scorching heat can be inescapable this time of year, and as temperatures hover around triple digits, experts at UT Southwestern Medical Center caution that uncomfortable weather can escalate to dangerous health conditions.

Newswise: Novel diagnostics for kidney stones
Released: 2-Jul-2024 3:05 AM EDT
Novel diagnostics for kidney stones
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

The best way to treat kidney stones depends on how what they are composed of and how they are shaped. Empa researchers are now working on a painless diagnostic procedure using dark-field X-ray imaging. This innovative technology makes it possible to determine the structure and composition of the stones for each patient.

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Released: 27-Jun-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Kidneycure Announces 2024 Grant Recipients
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

The 2024 grant recipients, listed below, will extend this trajectory of achievement, and continue to improve quality of life for those living with kidney diseases.

Newswise: Chulalongkorn Unveils “Microalbuminuria Rapid Test”: Easy, Accurate, Ready for Commercial Use
Released: 13-Jun-2024 8:55 AM EDT
Chulalongkorn Unveils “Microalbuminuria Rapid Test”: Easy, Accurate, Ready for Commercial Use
Chulalongkorn University

Ms. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, attended the launching of the innovative Microalbuminuria Rapid Test developed by a team of experts and researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. The test, which is convenient and easy to use and offers high accuracy, allows users to self-screen for kidney damage, giving it commercial potential in order to enhance Thailand’s healthcare system. It is expected for distribution in mid-2024.

Newswise: Study reveals unexpected mechanism of drug resistance in kidney cancer
Released: 11-Jun-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Study reveals unexpected mechanism of drug resistance in kidney cancer
UT Southwestern Medical Center

For nearly two decades, how kidney cancer becomes resistant to rapalog drugs has baffled the scientific community. Now a study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Kidney Cancer Program sheds light.

Newswise: Team tests strategies to care for patients with multiple diseases
Released: 11-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Team tests strategies to care for patients with multiple diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center

In a large clinical trial, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers developed a robust model for testing strategies to prevent health problems in patients with multiple chronic conditions.

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Released: 10-Jun-2024 10:30 AM EDT
Treating nephrocalcinosis in newborns: A primer for clinicians
UC Davis Health

As many as 40% of preterm infants in the U.S. suffer from nephrocalcinosis, a condition that deposits excess calcium in kidneys.

Newswise: Building a sustainable kidney transplant program in Rwanda
Released: 6-Jun-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Building a sustainable kidney transplant program in Rwanda
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Jeffrey Punch, M.D., a transplant surgeon at University of Michigan Health, has his week-long trips to Rwanda down to an efficient science.He brings just one bag, a carry-on typically packed with a week's worth of underwear, socks and shirts, a jacket, three pairs of pants, a shaving kit and loupes. The pants are worn twice each to save on packing space.

Newswise: Wistar Scientists Develop Novel Antibody Treatment for Kidney Cancer
Released: 4-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Wistar Scientists Develop Novel Antibody Treatment for Kidney Cancer
Wistar Institute

Wistar scientists have built upon BTE technology to develop new and improved recombinant and synthetic DNA versions of therapeutic antibodies that target CA9, called Persistent Multivalent T Cell Engager (CA9-PMTE), that shows promise in pre-clinical models as a potent, long-lasting treatment against ccRCC.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
People with well-controlled, long-duration type 1 diabetes may still face high risk of heart disease
Endocrine Society

People who have had type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years without kidney complications may still be at substantial risk for heart disease, despite excellent control of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to a study presented Saturday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

29-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
Prediabetes raises Mexicans’ risk of dying prematurely of heart or kidney disease
Endocrine Society

Prediabetes increases the risk of dying before age 75, particularly due to heart disease, kidney disease and acute diabetic complications, according to a new study presented Saturday at ENDO 2024, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston, Mass.

Newswise: New Research Supports Expansion of Kidney Donation to Include Organs from Deceased Patients Who Once Had Dialysis
Released: 28-May-2024 10:00 AM EDT
New Research Supports Expansion of Kidney Donation to Include Organs from Deceased Patients Who Once Had Dialysis
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine propose a novel approach to addressing the pressing issue of a kidney donor shortage through findings that suggest a promising method to expand the pool of available kidney donors by utilizing deceased donors on dialysis for kidney transplants.

Newswise: Measuring Lung Function More Accurately and More Equitably
16-May-2024 1:30 PM EDT
Measuring Lung Function More Accurately and More Equitably
Harvard Medical School

Race-based assessments of lung function have historically assumed different levels of “normal” for different patient groups. New analysis shows that removing from lung function estimates would increase the number of Black patients diagnosed with serious disease.Greater estimated disease severity would change a patient’s diagnosis, disability compensation, eligibility for certain jobs.



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