Kidney Disease

The importance of long chain fatty acids in early life

Fats are essential constituents of breast milk. They supply the infant with energy, and are also essential for growth and development. Some fatty acids, key components of dietary fats, play an important role in a child's ...

Jul 02, 2015
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Defining clinical vs. statistical significance

The practice of null hypothesis testing has traditionally been used to interpret the results of studies in a wide variety of scientific fields. Briefly, significance testing involves the calculation of an outcome statistic, ...

Jun 25, 2015
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Student creates H2O-Pal to track water intake

Sophia Anger can't believe the number of reusable water bottles she's gone through in her lifetime—at least 70, she estimates. Anger's not wasteful or absent-minded, she simply has to drink double the daily recommended ...

Jun 23, 2015
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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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