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2011-03-01 15:05:00

ROSLYN, N.Y., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gotham Government Relations and Communications today announced a new pro-bono client: The NephCure Foundation. The NephCure Foundation is the only organization committed exclusively to support education and research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney diseases, Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), improve treatment and find a cure. "Unfortunately, these two diseases are extremely debilitating...

2011-01-21 14:34:57

Screening may be warranted when the disease runs in families Mutations in a gene called INF2 are by far the most common cause of a dominantly inherited condition that leads to kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results may help with screening, prevention, and therapy. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) attacks the kidney's filtering system and causes serious scarring. Approximately 20,000...

2010-07-09 13:32:21

Discovery may provide clues to disease mechanisms and new treatments for focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis An in-depth study of a family with multiple generations affected by kidney disease has identified a previously unknown location for a gene abnormality causing focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). "We identified a region in the human genome on chromosome 2p that is...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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