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ORLANDO, Fla., Oct.
Researchers have found that conditions in the womb can affect kidney development and have serious health implications for the child not only immediately after birth, but decades later.
Draper Laboratory is designing a microdevice that will provide a more biologically realistic growth environment for human kidney cells
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a principal risk factor for heart disease and affects 1 billion people.
A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells.
A new animal study from Europe has drawn an association between pregnant mothersâ€™ sodium intake and their newbornâ€™s kidney development.
Babies born prematurely could be at greater risk of developing kidney diseases later in life according to a landmark study investigating the impacts of preterm birth on kidney development.
It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the U.S. population may have some form of renal disease, with 450,000 patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring hemodialysis.
The kidney is made up of roughly 1 million working units called nephrons.
Kidneys are the organs in the body that regulate blood pressure, electrolytes, acid-base homeostasis and other homeostatic functions. Formation and Orientation Kidneys can be found in the abdominal cavity, one on each side of the spine in the retroperitoneum, located at the back of the abdominal cavity. Kidneys are usually 11 to 14 centimeters long, six centimeters wide and four centimeters thick. The parenchyma of the kidney is made up of the renal cortex and the renal medulla....
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