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Nephropathy is a broad medical term used to denote disease or damage of the kidney, which can eventually result in kidney failure. The primary and most obvious functions of the kidney are to excrete any waste products and to regulate the water and acid-base balance of the body – therefore loss of kidney function is a potentially fatal condition.
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

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

U.S.$2.8 to study a virus associated with respiratory infections

U.S.$2.8 to study a virus associated with respiratory infections

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Investigational drug, LAF237 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Investigational drug, LAF237 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

Overweight families unaware & unconcerned about risk of diabetes and premature heart disease

Overweight families unaware & unconcerned about risk of diabetes and premature heart disease

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control

Depression, insulin regimen linked to poor diabetes control

Parents oblivious to their children's weight problems

Parents oblivious to their children's weight problems

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Study has important implications for African Americans who suffer from high blood pressure

Caffeinated beverages may benefit some people who are at high-risk for liver disease

Caffeinated beverages may benefit some people who are at high-risk for liver disease

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Minority women are disproportionately impacted by the autoimmune disease lupus

Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity

Mechanism that prevents kidney damage in the early stages of diabetes associated with obesity