Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New mobile test system for kidney disease

A new method for early detection of chronic kidney disease, which affects an estimated 9% of the world's population, has been shown to have potential to service rural and remote patients and communities with limited medical ...

Medical research

Common prebiotic fiber mitigates harm of high-salt diet in rats

New research in rats finds a diet high in the prebiotic fiber inulin offered a protective effect against the damage of a high-salt diet. The research will be presented this week at the American Physiological Society (APS) ...

Inflammatory disorders

A polyphenol-rich diet prevents inflammation in older people

Polyphenols in the foods that we eat can prevent inflammation in older people, since they alter the intestinal microbiota and induce the production of the indole 3-propionic acid (IPA), a metabolite derived from the degradation ...

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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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