Changes to a key protein amplified its natural ability to counter kidney disease, according to a study published today by School of Medicine researchers in the journal Nature Medicine.
World-renowned scientists search for ways to prevent acute kidney failure and improve management of the disease.
Study is first to reveal the role of the kidney in the regulation of iron metabolism following injury.
David Pollock, Ph.D., and Jennifer Pollock, Ph.D., will direct the new Translational Cardio-Renal Research section in Nephrology starting in early 2014.
A higher urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio is associated with greater risk of incident but not recurrent coronary heart disease in blacks compared with whites in a new study.
Barbie Randall, an administrative associate and clinical coordinator in the Division of Nephrology,was named UAB's Employee of the Month for July 2013.
Rosyln Mannon, M.D., director of research at the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute and a kidney transplant specialist, talks with The Mix.
Through an American Society of Nephrology grant, medical student Clark Powell will take a year away from studies to research a new acute kidney injury staging system developed at UAB.
The annual award is the highest for research in the Department of Medicine.