June 2015

  • Vitamin D supplements may benefit children with kidney disease

    Maintaining normal vitamin D levels helps preserve kidney function in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

  • Why kidney disease damages the vascular system

    Modified "good" cholesterol (HDL) and the activation of specific genes are causes of damage to the vascular system in chronic renal disease. These fundamental findings are the result of a recently completed project supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF and could facilitate new approaches to prevention. The project specifically examined the effect of cyanate, a decomposition product of urea, on the functioning of the vascular system.