Tag Archives: kidney disease

Building an artificial kidney from human stem cells

Building an Artificial Kidney from Human Stem Cells. AoS

Many diseases and drugs affect kidney function by damaging the glomeruli — the major site of blood filtration and a target for many diseases. An in vitro model of the human glomerulus could facilitate therapeutic discovery and

Be careful of podocyte B7-1

Chronic kidney disease . Atlas of Science

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a huge global health burden. If not treated promptly, CKD can progress to end-stage renal disease, meaning that kidney function is at below 10% of normal capacity. Under physiological conditions the kidneys

Uremia. A history of urine in the blood

The term uremia was first introduced in 1847; literally translated, it means “urine in the blood.” Today, uremia describes the myriad of symptoms and organ derangements that result from the failure of the kidneys in its normal

CKD affects mortality in TAVI patients

Aortic stenosis (AS) is the most frequent type of valvular heart disease in Europe and North America. It primarily presents as calcific AS in old people (2–7% of the population > 65 years). Calcific AS is a