A transplanted kidney is believed to continue its function for around two decades even after transplant.
A microchip has been used to build the first ever artificial kidney. Scientists are building an implantable, artificial kidney with microchip filters and living kidney cells that can be powered by a patient's own heart.
Researchers at Emory University and the University of California San Francisco discovered that the drug belatacept, also sold as Nulojix, works better in organ survival of kidney transplant recipients.
Even slightly elevated blood sugar levels may be linked to kidney damage, according to a recent study.
PMS may be a sign of high blood pressure in the future, according to a recent study.
Dietary potassium may help prevent kidney and heart problems in diabetics, according to a recent study.
Wilms tumor'--a rare kidney cancer that occurs in children--is the result of a genetic mutation in a gene called REST, researchers believe.
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia have identified how the kidney cells' self-destruct messages are spread by finding what may lead to improved kidney function in the elderly.
New findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) reveal that maintaining normal vitamin D levels is critical in preserving kidney function in children dealing with the issue. Furthermore, the study points out how adding a vitamin D supplement to already existing tre...
New findings published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology show that kidney disease might be a good indicator of heart disease.
New findings published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology show that a diet high in animal proteins, or red meat, can worsen the progression of the health problem.
African Americans with gum disease may deal with an increased risk of kidney disease, according to recent findings presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬-16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.