Editorial issue 325

Let me start the editorial of this 325th issue of NDT-E with some basic science exciting papers. The 3 papers were recently published in the JCI.
In the first one, KS Rathod et al show that "Accelerated resolution of inflammation underlies sex differences in inflammatory responses in humans". A useful piece of information to help elucidate  a complex topic. In the second one, J Cao et al in J Clin Invest (December 2016) show that "Tuberous sclerosis complex inactivation disrupts melanogenesis via mTORC1 activation". Again, an important contribution, helping understand why Tuberous sclerosis patients have  hypomelanotic macules (white spots). In the third one, LS Keir demontrate that "VEGF regulates local inhibitory complement proteins in the eye and kidney2.
The other 2 papers were recently published in NDT. T Wong et al first report on "Selection of peritoneal dialysis among older eligible patients with end-stage renal disease". Next J Dumortier  et al report a cohort study of "Sofosbuvir-based antiviral therapy in hepatitis C virus patients with severe renal failure".

CME lectures   

The 2 CME lectures relased wityh this issue deal with genetic aspcets of kidney diseases. Pr. Roser Torra (Barcelona, Spain) first presents  "Guidance and consensus reports on Fabry Disease".
Next, Pr. Francesco Emma (Rome, Italy) discusses "Mitochondrial disorder".

Enjoy NDT-Edu!

Prof. Michel Jadoul
Editor-in-Chief NDT-Educational