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New Tool Estimates Looming Risk of Kidney Failure in People With Kidney Disease

Study in JAMA validates and extends internationally a risk calculator initially developed in Canada ...

Resident and Medical Students Produce Patient-Education Video on Benefits of Kidney Transplants

A Miller School of Medicine alumnus and two current Miller School medical students have produced an educational video for patients with end-stage ...

More Attention Needed to Results of Simple Test of Kidney Function

Two new papers suggest predictive value of not only single test result, but also results over time in understanding risk of kidney failure and death ... Full story

UVA Discovery a Major Step Toward Growing Kidneys

In a significant step toward growing replacement kidneys, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney. It’s a discovery of critical importance, as efforts to grow kidneys have long been frustrated by the inability to create the vasculature necessary for a functional organ. ... Full story

Study reveals non-invasive warning sign of kidney disease progression

Findings by University of Michigan, colleagues and partners could lead to earlier detection for millions at risk for chronic kidney disease progression ... Full story

Research in the news: Diabetes drug reduces risk of heart failure and may prevent it, study shows

By Ziba Kashef - For the first time, research shows that a type 2 diabetes drug significantly reduces hospitalizations and death from heart failure. ... Full story

New Online Tool Predicts Lifetime Risk of Kidney Failure

Instrument can help doctors identify best candidates for kidney donation ... Full story

NEJM: Discovery predicts future kidney disease with simple blood test

Researchers have identified a common protein in the blood — measured by a simple test — that can reliably predict a person's risk of developing chronic kidney disease months and even years before the common ailment starts causing damage. The findings are published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). ... Full story

Artificial Kidney Research Advances Through UCSF Collaboration

Shuvo Roy, PhD, holds a prototype of a surgically implantable, artificial kidney, a promising alternative to kidney transplantation or dialysis for people with end-stage kidney disease. Photo by Susan Merrell ... Full story

Spotting the Earliest Signs of Type 1 Diabetic Kidney Disease

JDRF network grant to fund study to find new types of diagnostic markers ... Full story

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