Vanderbilt Center For Kidney Disease

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    Gene expression in diabetic nephropathy

    Vanderbilt researchers are looking to mRNA populations in podocytes — kidney cells that help filter blood — to help identify potential targets for treating diabetic kidney disease. Read More

    Aug. 5, 2021

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    Protecting the injured kidney

    Leslie Gewin and colleagues have upended conventional dogma about Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in the kidney, finding that it protects against chronic kidney disease rather than promoting it. Read More

    Jun. 4, 2020

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    Acute kidney injury recovery time impacts future risk

    Interventions that impact the timing of recovery following acute injury may improve future outcomes for patients. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2019

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    Sex differences in kidney injury

    Men are more susceptible to progressive kidney disease than women; new VUMC studies point to differences in the expression and activation of the EGF receptor. Read More

    Jul. 25, 2019

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    Reprogramming cells for kidney repair

    Lauren Woodard and Matthew Wilson have discovered a way to reprogram adult human kidney cells into cells similar to those that form during embryonic development, which could lead to new kidney disease treatments. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2019

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    Harris to lead American Society of Nephrology

    Ray Harris, M.D., has been elected president of the American Society of Nephrology during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2015, in San Diego. Read More

    Nov. 12, 2015

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    New Center Takes on Kidney Disease

    Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have it because kidney disease often develops slowly with minimal symptoms. Read More

    Sep. 26, 2014

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    New center dedicated to kidney disease

    Kidney disease is the eighth most common cause of death in the United States and affects more than 20 million people, yet many people don’t know they have kidney disease because it often develops very slowly and with minimal symptoms. For this reason, kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer. Read More

    May. 29, 2014