Oncology & Cancer

FDA approves personalized therapy for metastatic bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—The first personalized treatment for patients with metastatic bladder cancer and susceptible fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) genetic alterations was granted accelerated approval by the U.S. Food and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research compares mouse and human kidney development

Three new research articles compare human kidney development with a well-studied mouse model of kidney development to identify shared and novel features. The results, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the ...

Medical research

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

iGeorge syndrome kidney problems may be caused by missing gene

Loss of function of the CRKL gene causes kidney and urinary tract defects in people with DiGeorge syndrome, a multinational team of scientists led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has found.

Medical research

Expansion of kidney progenitor cells toward regenerative medicine

Research into kidney regeneration, an organ that has been extremely difficult to regenerate, has taken a great stride forward with research coming out of a collaboration between Kumamoto University, Japan and the National ...

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