News tagged with kidney disease

A helping hand for pygmy hippos

Nobody knows how many pygmy hippos remain in wild habitats in West Africa, but there are only about 350 in captivity world-wide and a researcher at The University of Western Australia is in a race against ...

Jan 21, 2015
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Poland rejects toxic waste sent from El Salvador

Poland has decided to refuse a toxic waste shipment from El Salvador that was to be destroyed at an incineration plant in a southern town, environment officials said Monday, after the local community raised concerns.

Dec 08, 2014
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Sweet poison: Star fruit neurotoxin identified

(Phys.org) —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 ...

Nov 22, 2013
3.9 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast

Cellular tail length tells disease tale

Simon Fraser University molecular biologist Lynne Quarmby's adventures in pond scum have led her and four student researchers to discover a mutation that can make cilia, the microscopic antennae on our cells, ...

Oct 31, 2013
4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast