Poor Maternal and Child Health Linked to Kidney Disease

An international study led by University of Alberta researchers links poor health in the womb and in early childhood with an increased risk of premature high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart disease. Babies who do not develop properly in the womb may be born with smaller kidneys with fewer…

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Reprogrammed Kidney Cells May One Day Repair Damaged Organs

The nephrons are the key filtering units of the kidneys. The amount of nephrons we’re born with turns out to be a very important number for kidney health. We can’t grow more after birth and those people born with substantially fewer nephrons are at a higher risk of developing blood…

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Q & A: Why Do We Have Two Kidneys?

Welcome to the first of our Q & A sessions with Alan S. L. Yu, M.D.  Dr. Yu is a practicing nephrologist as well as a former professor and scientist at USC Keck School of Medicine.  He is now at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. Q:…

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