Medical research

Human kidney map charts our growing immune defense

The first cell atlas of the human kidney's immune system has been created after scientists mapped nearly 70,000 individual kidney cells from early life and adults. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SGLT2 inhibitors protect against kidney disease in T2DM

(HealthDay)—A class of diabetes drugs, called sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, protect against kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published online Sept. 5 in The Lancet ...

Genetics

Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans including 56,000 African Americans has identified in greater detail than ever before the "genetic architecture" of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research shows racial disparities in pregnant women on dialysis

Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there is a racial disparity as to who is more likely ...

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Nephropathy

Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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