Celebrities with Kidney Disease

It’s important for people suffering from kidney disease to know they’re not alone. Here’s a list of today’s celebrities and athletes who have suffered from kidney disease. Peter Burns, singer for the band, Dead or Alive, acute kidney failure caused by several kidney stones Nick Cannon, singer, actor, suffers from…

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Recognition for Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi’s UKRO-Funded Research

We are excited to announce that Dr. Janos Peti-Peterdi is receiving recognition from leading scientific societies and the renal research community for his UKRO-funded work on urinary succinate and the metabolic receptor GPR91. He will be an invited speaker this November at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in San…

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AdDress Boutique Hosts Silent Auction of Natalie Cole Items to Support UKRO

From April 2 to April 7, 2012, fabulous celebrity consignment shop, the AdDress Boutique, is hosting a silent auction of gorgeous hats from Natalie Cole’s collection. Drop by the store at 1116 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, and place your bid for one or all of these hats, just perfect…

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TNF Proteins May Warn of Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Joslin Diabetes Center have discovered that high levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors found in the blood of patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes may predict incidence of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure years later. TNF proteins can trigger inflammation,…

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