D-Amino Acids May Give Clues to Kidney Disease Progression

Japanese researchers from Osaka and Kyushu Universities have uncovered biomarkers that could identify chronic kidney disease patients at risk of progressing to kidney failure. Earlier studies have found a correlation between kidney function and D-amino acids. These somewhat elusive mirror images of L-amino acids have been found in trace amounts in…

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Early Warning Sign of Kidney Injury Found in Kids

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have found high levels of toxins and a kidney injury biomarker in children in Mexico exposed to contaminated water. Urine samples of 107 children revealed arsenic and chromium at extremely high levels, well above the safety limits for adults. The arsenic probably came from…

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New Urinary Biomarker to Predict Kidney Disease Progression

An international research team led by scientists from University of Michigan has identified a urinary biomarker that could help predict which CKD patients are at risk of kidney disease progression and kidney failure. The team pinpointed the protein, epidermal growth factor (EGF), while studying kidney tissue biopsies from chronic kidney…

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New Kidney Disease Biomarkers Discovered

In two separate studies, researchers have discovered new blood biomarkers that may lead to better, earlier diagnosis of kidney disease and swifter interventions to protect kidney function and avoid complications. Scientists from Germany reviewed concentrations of 500 metabolites in the blood of several thousand people, finally identifying six metabolites related…

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