Medical research

Mini-kidneys grown in lab reveal renal disease secrets

By creating and manipulating mini-kidney organoids that contain a realistic micro-anatomy, UW Medicine researchers can now track the early stages of polycystic kidney disease. The organoids are grown from human stem cells.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure. The sudden onset of kidney problems often serves as a red flag for doctors to discontinue their patients' ...

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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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