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2012-03-13 08:05:02

A group of researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified a key regulator protein that plays a role in kidney fibrosis. Kidney fibrosis, or renal fibrosis, is a condition that ultimately leads to kidney failure. This research could be a potential relief for the millions of Americans affected by kidney failure. The Mount Sinai research team posted their findings in the March 11 issue of Nature Medicine. John Cijiang He, MD, PhD, Professor of Nephrology and Pharmacology...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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