Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple skin biopsy can assess tissue damage related to COVID-19

Using skin biopsy samples, investigators found that patients with severe COVID-19 had clots in small venous and arterial blood vessels in skin that appears normal. This was not seen in the skin of patents with other types ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lab-grown 'mini-kidneys' unlock secrets of a rare disease

Researchers have solved a medical mystery in a poorly understood disease by uncovering which cells cause tumors in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). As described in Cell Reports, they did this by creating genetically ...

Medical research

A new drug target for kidney disease

Despite nearly two million people dying of acute kidney injury every year, and tens of millions more needing treatment, no effective drug treatment for the condition is available. Furthermore, most acute kidney injury patients ...

Medical research

Predicting the success of kidney transplantations

It may not receive the same attention as the heart or brain, but a diseased kidney can be more deadly, with effects that weaken the heart, bones, and immune system, let alone the kidney itself. End-stage kidney disease has ...

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