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Immune system a must for kidney repair

Nov. 12, 2015—A signaling protein that is essential for recovery from acute kidney injury works by increasing the population of tissue-repairing immune cells.

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Study sheds light on side effects of COX-2 drugs

Oct. 22, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientists are closer to understanding why COX-2 inhibitors — drugs that relieve arthritis pain and inflammation without the gastrointestinal side effects of other painkillers — cause heart problems in some patients. Now

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Do-it-yourself repair in the kidney

Jan. 31, 2013—The kidney can mediate its own repair through proliferation of resident immune system cells.

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