June 2012

  • Are The Kidneys Damaged By Low-Carb Diets?

    Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets - like the Atkins diet - have been popular among dieters for years. For just as long, experts have worried that such diets might be harmful to the kidneys

  • Potential For Human Intravenous Kidney Cell Transplants

    Indiana University School of Medicine scientists have successfully transplanted primary kidney cells intravenously to treat renal failure in rats, pointing the way to a possible future alternative to kidney transplants and expensive dialysis treatments in humans. 

  • Researcher Finds Link Between Brain Signaling And Renal Function

    Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers recently uncovered a brain signaling pathway responsible for regulating the renal excretion of sodium. The findings appear in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.