Genetic Mutations Linked to Childhood Kidney Cancer, Wilms Tumor

A team of international researchers led by the Institute of Cancer Research in the UK have found two regions of the human genome linked to increased risk for the most common form of childhood kidney cancer, Wilms tumor. Scientists have suspected a genetic role in the rare disease because it…

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New Kidney Disease Susceptibility Genes Discovered in Asian Genomic Study

Scientists from Singapore and China studying people of Han Chinese descent have identified genes and regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to IgA nephropathy.  The researchers believe the genes could also play a role in the development of clinical symptoms and their severity. Lead scientist, Dr. Yu Xueqing said,…

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Researchers Find Genetic Clues to IgA Nephropathy

Researchers from the United States, Italy, and China have joined together to unravel the mysteries of IgA nephropathy, a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure in Asia and Southern Europe. Scientists studying a group of IgA nephropathy patients of Chinese and European heritage uncovered five regions of…

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Scientists Hail Revolutionary Kidney Gene Find

From BBC News April 12, 2010 An international team of researchers has identified 20 genes related to kidney function and the production and secretion of creatinine that could explain more about the causes and biology of chronic kidney disease. This is a great breakthrough, but there is still more research…

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Haifa Scientists’ Find May Help Millions

From The Jerusalem Post February 12, 2010 Israeli researchers have uncovered new genetic data to help explain the high rates of kidney disease among people of African descent. Haifa Scientists’ Find May Help Millions

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