Latest Chronic kidney disease Stories

2013-10-17 10:39:05

Enriched bone marrow stem cells secrete hormones in the petri dish Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital are using adult bone marrow stem cells as they investigate a completely new way of treating chronic kidney disease and heart failure in rats. Dr. Darren Yuen and Dr. Richard Gilbert were the first to show, in 2010, that enriched stem cells improved heart and kidney function in rats with both diseases. But they and other scientists wondered about the potential side effects of...

2013-10-11 13:13:06

African Americans and those with less education often receive lower-quality kidneys Among younger kidney transplant recipients, a disproportionate number of African Americans and individuals with less education receive organs that are of lower quality or are considered marginal, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). The findings suggest that there are racial and social disparities in the allocation of...

Urine Biomarkers Show Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Diabetic Kidney Disease
2013-10-11 11:00:20

University of California, San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified 13 metabolites – small molecules produced by cellular metabolism – that are significantly different in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease compared to healthy controls. Twelve of the 13 metabolites are linked to mitochondrial function, suggesting that suppression of mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – is a fundamental characteristic of...

2013-10-10 23:24:26

“The Kidney Disease Solution eBook” is a step-by-step guide to repairing your kidney disease, and improving your kidney function. All remedies are supported by scientific research. (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Clients find The Kidney Disease Solution eBook an easy to follow guide to understanding kidney disease. Clients felt better within a few days of beginning suggested treatment outlined by Duncan Capicchaian, ND. His research was found beneficial and informative to clients. The need...

2013-10-07 12:03:26

Restoring the process may protect obese individuals' kidneys Obesity increases a chronic kidney disease patient's risk of developing kidney failure. Obesity suppresses an important cellular process that prevents kidney cell damage, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that restoring the process could protect the kidney health of obese individuals. Obesity increases a chronic kidney...

2013-10-02 23:31:56

Fourth Consecutive Year in Recognition of Continued Growth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 For the fourth consecutive year, Pentec Health, Inc. has been recognized as one of the fastest growing, privately-held businesses by the Philadelphia 100® program. Philadelphia 100 is considered to be the standard of excellence for entrepreneurial success in the region. This year’s award is based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2012, and Pentec Health has enjoyed an...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.