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New center dedicated to kidney disease

May. 29, 2014—Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have kidney disease because it often develops very slowly and with minimal symptoms. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer.

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Small molecule protects kidney filter

Mar. 19, 2014—A compound identified at Vanderbilt has therapeutic potential in protecting the kidney filter barrier.

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Project seeks to create ‘bioartificial’ kidney

Jul. 11, 2013—Nephrologist William Fissell IV, M.D., associate professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, is intent on creating and mass-producing an implantable bioartificial kidney that can transform quality of life and prospects for survival for people with chronic kidney disease who would otherwise be forced onto dialysis.

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HDL cholesterol impaired in kidney disease

Jan. 21, 2013—HDL cholesterol is impaired in patients with chronic kidney disease – and may increase their cardiovascular disease risk.

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Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances

Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.

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Paired kidney exchange links donors, recipients

Sep. 30, 2010—Amy Ragsdale and Brenda Copeland have a lot in common. Both suffered from polycystic kidney disease, an inherited kidney disorder. Both relied on dialysis for survival, needed kidney transplants and had several folks willing to donate. But neither of them had a compatible match among their donor pool. Luckily the pair had another thing in...

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