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Bone marrow cell transplants used to treat fractures, lung injury, and renal obstruction

Sat, 2015-05-02 02:00
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been transplanted to successfully treat a variety of diseases and conditions.
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Racial disparities seen in initial access to blood flow for hemodialysis

Thu, 2015-04-30 04:00
Black and Hispanic patients will less frequently than white patients start hemodialysis with an arteriovenous fistula (connecting an artery to a vein for vascular access), a procedure for initial...
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Increased risk of spreading HIV while circumcision wounds heal

Wed, 2015-04-29 03:00
Researchers have found that men with HIV may face an increased risk of infecting female partners with the disease while wounds from circumcision surgery heal.
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Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:00
Pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) use assists physicians in making more accurate diagnosesResults from a study presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2015 demonstrate that the...
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Study: Antibiotic commonly prescribed for bladder infections less effective than others

Tue, 2015-04-28 04:00
Older women with urinary tract infections who are taking the commonly prescribed antibiotic nitrofurantoin are more likely to experience treatment failure, resulting in a second antibiotic...
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What does the public think about paying people to donate their organs?

Mon, 2015-04-27 03:00
Australian study finds support for eliminating disincentives but not for providing financial incentivesHighlights Members of the public in Australia considered reimbursement and...
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New finding could help develop test for kidney disease

Fri, 2015-04-24 03:00
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important finding that could help develop an early test for kidney disease.
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New kidney disease findings may lead to test for early diagnosis

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:00
Researchers have identified structural differences in the kidney filters of mice more susceptible to kidney disease, which could inform a new early-diagnosis test for humans.
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Tumor genome sequencing shows the most frequently altered gene in bladder cancer: Telomerase reverse transcriptase

Wed, 2015-04-22 03:00
In results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, a collaborative study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute...
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DNA abnormalities found in children with chronic kidney disease

Wed, 2015-04-22 03:00
Routine genetic screening of children with CKD could lead to earlier, more precise diagnosesA significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal...
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Promising data on first inhibitor of HIF-2α for renal cell carcinoma presented at 2015 AACR Annual Meeting

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:00
Peloton Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery and development company focused on advancing first-in-class, small molecule cancer therapies targeting unexploited molecular vulnerabilities, presented...
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Family history increases the risk of cardiac arrest in patients on dialysis

Tue, 2015-04-21 02:00
The increased risk of cardiac arrest experienced by patients with kidney failure may, in part, be inherited, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society...
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Similarities between polycystic kidney disease, cancer may point to future therapeutic options

Mon, 2015-04-20 04:00
Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently conducted a review of the pathological features of a progressive inherited disease called autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).
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Researchers define role of Tmem231 in maintaining ciliary function

Wed, 2015-04-15 02:00
Researchers reveal how a protein linked to Meckel syndrome (MKS) and other human diseases regulates the membrane composition of cilia, finger-like projections on the surface of cells that communicate...
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Peritoneal ultrafiltration effective in end-stage chronic heart disease

Tue, 2015-04-14 04:00
Patients with End stage chronic heart disease suffer a lot. Characteristic are fluid retention, fatigue and shortness of breath.
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New high-throughput screening method may uncover novel treatments for kidney disease

Mon, 2015-04-13 02:00
Assay screens for agents that specifically protect the cells important for blood filtrationHighlights Researchers have developed a system that could be used to identify novel drug...
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Physicians pioneer the use of stereotactic body radiation for deadly kidney cancer complication

Fri, 2015-04-10 03:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program investigators have published what is believed to be the first reported successful use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for an often deadly...
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Women, regardless of their backgrounds, seek help for the 'got to go' feeling

Fri, 2015-04-10 03:00
Regardless of their racial, ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background, women seek help for a frustrating -- and ubiquitous -- feature of becoming "a woman of a certain age:" the need be close...
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UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:00
Study suggests adults infected with the virus can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peersPeople undergoing treatment for HIV-1 have an increased risk for earlier...
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Hormone and bone tests may be indicative of dialysis patients' heart health

Tue, 2015-04-07 03:00
Inexpensive tests could help prevent cardiovascular problems and early deathHighlights High parathyroid hormone levels and subsequent bone loss are major risk factors for worsening of...
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