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VICC helps launch new alliance for rare kidney cancer

Children, adolescents or young adults, particularly African-Americans, diagnosed with advanced kidney cancer may actually have a rare form of the disease known ...

Insights into inflammatory responses in dialysis patients

A cross-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians identifies a role for rare T cells in responding to microbes and in exerting collateral ...

UCLA faculty voice: Give a kidney, get a kidney

A voucher program started in 2014 at UCLA is spreading across the country ... Full story

Kidney Cholesterol Identified as Major Contributor to Chronic Kidney Disease Development

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers has found a key mechanism linking inflammation in the kidney and lipid-dependent toxicity of podocytes, which are kidney cells that filter waste products from the blood into the urine. ... Full story

Study Overturns Prevailing View of Chronic Kidney Disease Prevalence

Rise in Cases, Previously Pegged at Five Percent Per Year, Has Been Halted, Says Report ... Full story

Research note: Assessing injured kidneys for transplantation

In a prior study, Dr. Chirag Parikh and his colleagues at Yale School of Medicine found that even kidneys that had suffered acute injury (due ... Full story

Research will help GPs diagnose urinary tract infections in children and improve antibiotic use

Urinary tract infections (UTI) in young children can lead to kidney damage, but are notoriously difficult to diagnose in primary care because symptoms can often be vague and unclear. ... Full story

‘Gift certificate’ enables kidney donation when convenient and transplant when needed

Started at UCLA, innovative concept has begun to spread across the U.S. ... Full story

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