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Studies of human genetic variation have found strong evidence for the action of natural selection

Studies of human genetic variation have found strong evidence for the action of natural selection

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes

Children who take steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome do not suffer bone loss

Children who take steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome do not suffer bone loss

Study finds no link between dental amalgam fillings containing mercury and disease

Study finds no link between dental amalgam fillings containing mercury and disease

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

Veterans Affairs patients with diabetes are better cared for than managed care patients

Possible role for BK virus in development of prostate cancer

Possible role for BK virus in development of prostate cancer

Third of heart failure patients face increased risk of death because they do not receive an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

Third of heart failure patients face increased risk of death because they do not receive an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

FDA has granted orphan drug designation to Myogen's ambrisentan, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

FDA has granted orphan drug designation to Myogen's ambrisentan, for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Renal research boost for the University of Birmingham

Renal research boost for the University of Birmingham

Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics

Isolated soy protein shown to benefit type 2 diabetics

Negative side effects of iron for people with kidney disease

Negative side effects of iron for people with kidney disease

Best hospital in America

Best hospital in America

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Nighttime surge of ghrelin may point to new targets for treating obesity

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

Repeating balloon angioplasty and/or stenting procedures in elderly patients add more than $700 million a year to Medicare expenses

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

Way for diabetics to regulate their blood-sugar levels whilst avoiding weight gain

Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

Mysterious disease that causes the body’s immune system to turn against itself

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

Key signal in mice that tells stem cells to commit to becoming fat cells

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

Over half of older adults hospitalized for heart disease also have reduced kidney function

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease