News tagged with chronic kidney disease

Sweet poison: Star fruit neurotoxin identified

( —Patients with kidney disease have to watch what they eat: bananas, oranges, tomatoes, nuts, broccoli, and beans are all off-limits. Putting star fruit or carambola on the menu would be downright dangerous. This ...

dateNov 22, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Gene for devastating kidney disease discovered

( -- Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital have identified an important genetic cause of a devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney failure in ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Genetics
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How rocket science may improve kidney dialysis

A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae, which surgeons form in the arms of people with end-stage renal ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Soft Matter
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