Medical research

D-Amino acids: Signaling severity in viral infection

Just as bricks are key components in constructing a building, molecules known as amino acids are essential components in constructing proteins in the body. Recently, researchers in Japan investigated the role of a particular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney function trajectory starts in childhood, study finds

People who grew up in deprived socioeconomic conditions, or who were overweight in childhood, are more likely to have poorer kidney function in their 30s and 40s and are more at risk of developing chronic kidney disease as ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Repeat COVID infections increase risk of health problems: study

People who have had COVID more than once are two or three times more likely to have a range of serious health problems than those who have only had it once, the first major study on the subject said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Repeat COVID-19 infections increase risk of organ failure, death

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost three years ago, scientists have learned that an initial infection can lead to short- and long-term health risks affecting nearly every organ system in the body. They've also determined ...

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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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