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Latest polycystic kidney disease Stories

2012-04-30 11:35:39

About one-third of CT examinations performed following an inconclusive abdominal ultrasound examination have positive findings, according to a study of 449 patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

2011-12-06 23:17:59

After a four-week course of the vasodilator hormone relaxin, kidney function and blood flow immediately improved in lab rats genetically altered to model polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a life-threatening genetic disorder.

2011-10-25 09:55:05

Babies born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) often develop kidney failure because they have very large kidneys filled with tiny cysts.

2011-10-25 09:46:04

The most common kidney disease passed down through families, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) affects one in 400 to 1,000 individuals and is characterized by cysts on the kidneys.

2011-06-20 12:47:23

A single gene is central in the development of several forms of polycystic kidney and liver disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the June 19 issue of Nature Genetics.

2011-06-13 15:44:08

The Aurora A kinase may contribute to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by inactivating a key calcium channel in kidney cells.

2011-05-22 00:02:20

LivFest is back! This Saturday, May 21, Village Green in Fairhaven will be jammin’ all day for the LivFest 2011 fundraiser.


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
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