Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Still an unmet need: New therapeutic targets in Alport syndrome

Alport syndrome (AS) is a hereditary type IV collagen disease that leads to progressive proteinuria, renal fibrosis, and kidney failure. Depending on the mutated gene and the pattern of inheritance, there are three types ...

Medical research

Sickle cell disease needs more attention

The promise of new treatments for sickle cell disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, has never been so great, but it will only be realized if there is constant investment in health policies such as programs ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dickkopf-related protein 3 (DKK3) predicts AKI

A new renal biomarker was presented at the ERA-EDTA Congress last year that shows that urinary DKK3 might help to identify patients who are at risk of progressive chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Diabetes

Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

A treatment affecting the immune system effectively slowed the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes in high risk individuals, according to findings from National Institutes of Health-funded research. The study is the first ...

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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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