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Fighting a common viral infection in kidney transplant patients

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...

Exhausted? It’s the perfect time to make health decisions

From keeping up a daily exercise routine to eating healthy foods and avoiding impulse purchases, self-control is hard work. Ironically, when it comes to...

How people make decisions based on observation and inference

A kidney transplant is a lifesaving operation — and yet every year in the United States, about 10 percent of donated kidneys go unused,...

Mouse study shows potential for gene therapy in Alport syndrome

A new study in mice suggests that gene therapy one day may be a viable treatment for Alport syndrome, an inherited disease that leads...

Epigenetic Changes May Explain Chronic Kidney Disease

The research of physician-scientist Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, associate professor of Medicine in the Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, at the Perelman School of...

Overnight dialysis boosts kidney health, cuts heart disease risk

Receiving dialysis at home while sleeping not only improves kidney health and quality of life for people with kidney disease, it could also decrease...

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