Genetics

Researchers find disease-related gene changes in kidney tissue

Researchers from Indiana University have identified key genetic changes in the interstitial kidney tissue of people with diabetes, a discovery that signifies the potential for a revolutionary new genetic approach to the treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Imaging agent may help gauge kidney health

More than 3,000 donated kidneys are discarded every year in the U.S., even as thousands of people die on kidney transplant waitlists. About a fifth of all donated kidneys—particularly those from people who are older, have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Transplant beneficial for kidney failure in sickle cell

(HealthDay)—Patients with kidney failure who receive a kidney transplant, including those with sickle cell disease, have lower mortality, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American ...

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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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