Bypassing Other Heart-Surgery Breakthroughs
Scientists have come together to create a process to make ready-made, easily stored blood vessels to be used in patients undergoing heart surgery or kidney dialysis.
The Secret Lies Within a Fish
Researchers have made an important step towards the ability to revive kidneys in patients with renal disease.
This American Diet
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have found that the common Western diet - high in red meats, processed meats, saturated fats, and sweets - is related to a higher risk of decline in kidney function.
A Common Cause?
Kidney stones and clogged arteries may be related by a common cause. A study shows that people who have had kidney stones are more likely to develop clogged arteries.
Stroke Drug May Help Dialysis Patients
A drug used to treat blood clots to prevent strokes has been shown to reduce incidences of catherter malfunction and infection in dialysis, according to a new study.
Diabetes: It Isn't Getting Better
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and another 79 million have prediabetes. That's about 30 percent of all Americans with a diabetes problem.
Mutated Gene Appears in One of Three Kidney Cancer Patients
Scientists have pinpointed a gene (PBRM1) that is mutated in approximately one out of three patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer.
Kidneys on the Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that kidneys shipped on ice for transplant are just as safe and effective as kidneys that come from donors in the same hospital where the transplant operation takes place.
Kidneys Can Cause Heart Failure?
The first-ever DNA sequence variant linked to heart failure also appears to play a role in causing the disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine.
Sweet News About Salt Retention
Researchers at University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio have shown how an essential function of the kidneys regulates blood pressure, which could lead to better treatments for hypertension.