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Zebrafish Discovery May Shed Light on Human Kidney Function

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 19, 2014 — Researchers say the discovery of how sodium ions pass through the gill of a zebrafish may be a clue to understanding a key function in the human kidney. The findings from a collaboration between Mayo Clinic and the Tokyo Institute of Technology appear [...]

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Acute Kidney Injury Study: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Kidney problems are a fairly common occurrence in the ICU.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kianoush Kashani tells us about a study that could help detect problems earlier. To listen, click the link below. Acute Kidney Injury Study

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“Good Samaritan” Kidney Donor and Expert Discuss Trend in Kidney Donation

Media Expert Alert: Altruistic Kidney Donor and Mayo Clinic Expert Available for Interviews Patients waiting for a lifesaving transplant rely heavily on the public to make the choice to become organ donors. The shortage of deceased donor organs has reached a crisis, with almost 120,000 people in need of a [...]

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Living-Donor Kidney Transplantation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMMMg1FwVRE At any given time, up to 60,000 people are waiting for kidney transplants. But unfortunately, there are not enough donor organs to meet that demand. That's where living-donor kidney transplantation can make a big difference. More on what it means to be a living donor from a couple who [...]

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Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy [...]

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What is Alport Syndrome

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Elizabeth Lorenz describes a condition known as Alport Syndrome. To listen, click the link below. What is Alport Syndrome  

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Dr. James McCarthy, National Kidney Month

This Mayo Clinic Medical Edge Weekend episode features Mayo Clinic nephrologist, Dr. James McCarthy. March is National Kidney Month. Medical Edge Weekend 3-20-10 Update: Dr. McCarthy took a few moments after the program to answer a couple of questions, on diabetes insipidus and apatite kidney stones that were tweeted to #mayoradio [...]

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