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Kidney failure: nanofiber mesh ‘a cheap, wearable alternative to dialysis’

The main role of the kidney is to filter waste products from the blood before converting them into urine. But this process ceases for individuals who have kidney failure, causing waste to build up in their blood. Now, researchers have created a nanofiber mesh that they say could be a wearable and cheaper alternative to kidney dialysis.
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Kidney disease patients ‘show gene expression differences’

Scientists have uncovered differences in gene expression of patients with chronic kidney disease compared with healthy individuals, which could explain the development of the condition. This is according to a study published in the journal Genome Biology.Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disorder in which the kidneys are severely damaged, making them unable to sufficiently filter blood.
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Bulging bellies and phosphorus linked to kidney disease

Losing belly fat and cutting down on processed, phosphorus-laden foods may help reduce the risk of kidney disease, claim researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Previous studies have shown that it is not just how much fat you have, but where it is on your body that increases the risk of certain diseases…
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Sugary Drinks Increase Risk Of Kidney Stones

According to new research conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, sugar-sweetened drinks are linked to an increased risk of developing kidney stones. Twenty percent of men and 10 percent of women in the U.S. suffer from kidney stones at least once in their lives. Patients with kidney stones are often encouraged to drink more fluids as a means of preventing the condition from recurring…
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