Medical research

Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged ...

Medical research

Reproducing pediatric kidney disease from human iPS cells

Scientists in Japan have found a "skeleton key" for congenital kidney disease research. Using iPS cells generated from the skin cells of a patient with a nephrin mutation, Kumamoto University scientists have successfully ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nephrologists may need more training in women's health issues

Many kidney specialists many need more training and support when it comes to managing women's health issues, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Acute kidney injury linked to higher risk of dementia

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2018 October 23-October 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Allopurinol linked to reduced risk for CKD stage ≥3 in gout

(HealthDay)—For patients with gout, allopurinol is associated with a reduced risk for developing chronic kidney disease stage ≥3, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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