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.
Renal replacement therapy performed continuously over 24 hours provides better hemodynamic tolerance, fluid removal in critically ill patients with kidney failure.
Genetic changes that protected their ancestors against fly-borne parasites may partly explain why African-Americans with lupus are up to five times more likely to develop end-stage kidney disease than those of European descent. This was the conclusion of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C.