Medical research

Scientists reveal how a faulty gene leads to kidney disease

New insights into why a faulty gene involved in a devastating form of a kidney condition called nephrotic syndrome leads to disease in some patients have been identified in new Kidney Research UK-funded research led by the ...

Radiology & Imaging

New contrast agent could make MRIs safer

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have taken a key step forward in developing a new, possibly safer contrast agent for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. Contrast enhanced MRI is a widely used ...

Medications

FDA approves drug for most deadly form of tuberculosis

(HealthDay)—A new drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three-pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday.

Cardiology

A mineral, a metal and a deadly pregnancy condition

Pregnant women with lower concentrations of the trace mineral manganese or higher amounts of the metal cadmium in their blood may be more likely to develop preeclampsia, according to a new study.

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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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