Nephrology is diverse! Look at the four selected papers for this NDT-E issue. In the first paper, C. Zoja et al (from Remuzzi’s group in  Bergamo, Italy) review in NDT the topic of "Progression of renal injury toward interstitial inflammation and glomerular sclerosis is dependent on abnormal protein filtration".

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  • September.19.14

    Hypertension may be initiated by an autoimmune response

    High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart attack, stroke, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease. Inflammation is thought to promote the development of high blood pressure, though it is not clear what triggers inflammatory pathways in hypertension.

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  • September.15.14

    Diabetes gene discovered in mice and men

    A joint work by EPFL, ETH Zurich and the CHUV has identified a pathological process that takes place in both mice and humans towards one of the most common diseases that people face in the industrialized world: type 2 diabetes.

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  • September.11.14

    Building replacement kidneys in the lab

    Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in the new organs open and flowing with blood. The work is reported in journal Technology.

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  • September.02.14

    Including accessory arteries in renal denervation found to be more successful

    Renal denervation seems to be more successful at reducing blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension when it includes accessory renal arteries, according to research presented at ESC Congress by Dr Linda Schmiedel from Germany.

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  • August.24.14

    Coronary calcium predicts heart disease risk in patients with chronic kidney disease

    Calcium buildup in the coronary arteries may be a better indicator of kidney disease patients risk of heart disease than traditional risk factors used in the general population, according to a study appearing in JASN.

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