Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

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VUMC team finds potential treatment for kidney fibrosis

Blood mutations increase risk for acute kidney injury: study

A U.S.-Canadian research collaboration led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center has identified common, age-associated changes in the blood as a risk factor for acute kidney injury, which occurs in more than 1 in 5 hospitalized adults worldwide.

Vanderbilt’s Yash Choksi and Fabian Bock honored by the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation

Vanderbilt’s Yash Choksi, MD, recently received the 2024 Research Investigator Early Career Faculty Award from the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and Fabian Bock, MD, PhD, won the society’s Research Scholar Award.

VUMC study finds molecular switch key to repair of kidney damage

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified Rac1, a molecular switch that regulates the actin cytoskeleton of epithelial cells in the collecting ducts, as a driver of post-obstructive kidney repair.

Role of immunity in kidney injury hints at a potential therapy: study

Targeting the cytokine IL-22 could be a new therapeutic approach to prevent kidney injury caused by drugs or toxins, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

New study uses genetic data to support use of thiazide diuretics for kidney stone prevention

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center genetic association study of more than 1 million adults supports the use of the common blood thinner medication thiazide diuretics for kidney stone prevention.

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