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Scientists Announce Major Breakthrough Against Rare Kidney Disease

Scientists at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have made a significant breakthrough in the fight against Membranous Nephropathy (MN) – a rare kidney disease which can lead to kidney failure.

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Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: social media trends, lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, lasers, Hubble, neurology, and the seafood industry.

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Acute Kidney Injury Linked to Pre-Existing Kidney Health, Study Finds

Physicians treating hospitalized patients for conditions unrelated to the kidneys should pay close attention to common blood and urine tests for kidney function in order to prevent incidental injury to the organs that help cleanse the body of toxins, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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New Finding Could Help Develop Test for Kidney Disease

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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DNA Abnormalities Found in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

A significant proportion of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have unsuspected chromosomal imbalances, including DNA anomalies that have been linked to neurocognitive disorders, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) study.

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Family History Increases the Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Patients on Dialysis

Among dialysis patients, genetically related family members have about a 70% increased risk of cardiac arrest compared with unrelated dialysis patients. Spouses on dialysis do not have an increased risk.

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New High-Throughput Screening Method May Uncover Novel Treatments for Kidney Disease

• Researchers have developed a system that could be used to identify novel drug candidates that protect the function of the kidney cells that are damaged in patients with chronic kidney disease. • One drug identified through the system effectively protected the kidney cells of rodents exposed to kidney damaging agents.

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Kidney Health Initiative Seeking Patient Input Into New Therapies for Kidney Disease

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) is seeking input from patients with kidney disease and their family members on future treatment options. The perspectives gathered in this new KHI project will help inform development of therapeutics and devices for kidney disease, which affects more than 20 million Americans.

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Hormone and Bone Tests May Be Indicative of Dialysis Patients’ Heart Health

• High parathyroid hormone levels and subsequent bone loss are major risk factors for worsening of coronary artery calcification in patients on dialysis.