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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'