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Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease Archives

Accelerating podocyte production

Feb. 1, 2022—A new method developed by Vanderbilt researchers to generate kidney cells from stem cells offers a faster and less expensive way to make these valuable tools for studying kidney diseases.

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The role of integrins in kidney “integrity”

Jan. 13, 2022—Receptors called integrins play a critical role in maintaining the structure of the kidney, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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New way to bEET insulin resistance

Nov. 11, 2021—Signaling molecules called EETs could improve insulin resistance, a primary risk factor for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

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Gene expression in diabetic nephropathy

Aug. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers are looking to mRNA populations in podocytes — kidney cells that help filter blood — to help identify potential targets for treating diabetic kidney disease.

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Protecting the injured kidney

Jun. 4, 2020—Leslie Gewin and colleagues have upended conventional dogma about Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in the kidney, finding that it protects against chronic kidney disease rather than promoting it.

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Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk

Oct. 31, 2019—Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients.

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Sex differences in kidney injury

Jul. 25, 2019—Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor.

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Reprogramming cells for kidney repair

Mar. 14, 2019—Using gene transfer technologies to reprogram adult human kidney cells could lead to novel therapies for chronic kidney disease.

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Harris to lead American Society of Nephrology

Nov. 12, 2015—Ray Harris, M.D., has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2015, in San Diego.

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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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