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New version of drug successfully treats lupus in mice

New version of drug successfully treats lupus in mice

Expanding on his work with a new drug that successfully treated lupus in mice, a biomedical engineer at the University of Houston has received a $250,000 grant to expand his research to a new version of the drug in an effort to treat a wider range of autoimmune diseases. [More]
Randox Cystatin C facilitates early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease

Randox Cystatin C facilitates early detection and treatment of chronic kidney disease

As a more sensitive maker of renal dysfunction Randox Cystatin C offers several advantages over traditional creatinine assays. [More]
NxStage Freedom Tour launched to educate dialysis patients

NxStage Freedom Tour launched to educate dialysis patients

NxStage Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, announced today the launch of the NxStage Freedom Tour, a two week road trip in a recreational vehicle to promote and educate dialysis patients on the benefits of home hemodialysis with the NxStage System One. [More]
Impact of kidney donation on ability to change life insurance is unknown

Impact of kidney donation on ability to change life insurance is unknown

People who selflessly step up and donate a kidney can face insurance challenges afterwards, despite the lack of evidence that they have increased health risks. [More]
Kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking life insurance

Kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking life insurance

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. [More]
Researchers create combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis

Researchers create combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis

Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis. By combining a COX-2 inhibitor, similar to Celebrex, and an epoxide hydrolase (sEH) inhibitor, the drug controls angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), limiting a tumor's ability to grow and spread. [More]
MIIR partners with international biosciences to develop potential anti-cancer drugs

MIIR partners with international biosciences to develop potential anti-cancer drugs

The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine today announced they will be partnering with an international biosciences company to develop potential anti-cancer drugs. [More]
Fecal transplantation safe, effective for treating C. difficile in immunocompromised patients

Fecal transplantation safe, effective for treating C. difficile in immunocompromised patients

Researchers have found that fecal transplantation is effective and safe for treating C. difficile in immunocompromised patients. This is the result of a study led by Colleen Kelly, M.D., a gastroenterologist in the Center for Women's Gastrointestinal Medicine at The Women's Medicine Collaborative. [More]
Study: Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity, cardiovascular health as other healthy individuals

Study: Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity, cardiovascular health as other healthy individuals

Older kidney donors enjoy similar longevity and cardiovascular health as other healthy mature individuals, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation. [More]
Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Lysosomes are subcellular organelles that are present in most cells, with the major exception of red blood cells. [More]
ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides $2.8 million to improve care for kidney patients

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research provides $2.8 million to improve care for kidney patients

The American Society of Nephrology and the ASN Foundation for Kidney Research will fund $2.8 million in original, meritorious research in 2014 to improve care for the more than 20 million Americans with kidney disease, and for kidney patients worldwide. [More]
Medicare proposes to slightly raise kidney care payments

Medicare proposes to slightly raise kidney care payments

The CMS is proposing changes to payment policies for the treatment of end-stage renal disease that the agency estimates would increase payments by about 0.3 percent, or $30 million, in 2015. [More]
Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease are interconnected, say GW researchers

Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease are interconnected, say GW researchers

For more than 40 years, physicians have treated diminished kidney function as two distinct syndromes: acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, recent epidemiologic and mechanistic studies suggest the two syndromes are not distinct entities, but interconnected. [More]
NEI researchers describe functions of gene responsible for anchoring cilia

NEI researchers describe functions of gene responsible for anchoring cilia

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have described the functions of a gene responsible for anchoring cilia - sensory hair-like extensions present on almost every cell of the body. [More]
Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation lowers risk for atrial fibrillation

Use of catheter ablation is not only beneficial for treating atrial flutter but also can significantly reduce hospital visits - both inpatient and emergency - and lower the risk for atrial fibrillation, according to research by UC San Francisco. [More]
New data analysis technique improves monitoring of kidney patients

New data analysis technique improves monitoring of kidney patients

A new data analysis technique radically improves monitoring of kidney patients, according to a University of Leeds-led study, and could lead to profound changes in the way we understand our health. [More]
Improved physical fitness reduces risk of CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Improved physical fitness reduces risk of CKD in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Adults with Type 2 diabetes who improve their physical fitness lower their chances of getting chronic kidney disease (CKD), and if they already have kidney damage, they can improve their kidney function. [More]
UC Irvine Health to use $3.4 million NIH grant to examine "Transition of Care in CKD"

UC Irvine Health to use $3.4 million NIH grant to examine "Transition of Care in CKD"

UC Irvine Health will use a $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to examine the "Transition of Care in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)." [More]
Kareo and Falcon HER help nephrology practices leverage cloud-based technology

Kareo and Falcon HER help nephrology practices leverage cloud-based technology

Kareo Inc., the leading cloud-based medical office software and services provider for small medical practices, today announced the launch of a new cooperative relationship with Falcon EHR, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.. [More]
New technique to uncover building blocks of kidney regeneration

New technique to uncover building blocks of kidney regeneration

Doctors and scientists have for years been astonished to observe patients with kidney disease experiencing renal regeneration. The kidney, unlike its neighbor the liver, was universally understood to be a static organ once it had fully developed. [More]