Immunology

Outsourcing is a matter of time

Immune cells found in the mouse kidney at various stages of development are morphologically virtually indistinguishable. It now turns out that these cells are derived from different tissue sources at different stages in the ...

Health

Why you need more vitamin D in the winter

Winter is upon us and so is the risk of vitamin D deficiency and infections. Vitamin D, which is made in our skin following sunlight exposure and also found in oily fish (mackerel, tuna and sardines), mushrooms and fortified ...

Cardiology

Racial disparities in heart failure explained

Researchers at UT Southwestern have uncovered evidence that the higher prevalence of "malignant" enlargement of the heart among blacks contributes to the higher incidence of heart failure in this population. The new study ...

Diabetes

Bariatric surgery in teens may cut diabetic kidney disease risk

(HealthDay)—Among obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes, metabolic bariatric surgery is associated with decreased rates of hyperfiltration and elevated urinary albumin excretion (UAE), according to a study published in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Heart disease linked to a higher risk of kidney failure

New research indicates that cardiovascular diseases—including heart failure, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, and stroke—are each linked with a higher risk of developing kidney failure. The findings, which ...

Medical research

ADA releases 2020 standards of medical care in diabetes

A strong recurring message of individualizing patient care is echoed throughout the American Diabetes Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 published recently. Based on the latest scientific diabetes ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study unravels the complexity of childhood obesity

The World Health Organization has estimated more than 340 million children and adolescents ages 5-19 are overweight or obese, and the epidemic has been linked to more deaths worldwide than those caused by being underweight.

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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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