Kidney Disease

How the heart turns into bone

Connective tissue cells in the heart turn into bone-producing cells in response to injury, University of California, Los Angeles scientists report November 17 in Cell Stem Cell. The discovery helps explain why some people ...

Nov 17, 2016
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Footing the bill for a 'silent' sickness

The "silent burden" of foot disease afflicts one in ten hospital patients, costing taxpayers billions and filling nearly 5,000 hospital beds each night, according to QUT research.

Nov 15, 2016
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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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