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53 genes responsible for kidney functionality discovered

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Graphic: Human kidney [22/01/2016] By analysing genetic data from 175,000 people, geneticists at the European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC) have now discovered and distinguished 53 genes related to kidney functionality and development. These findings represent an important step in creating an "ID card" for the organ responsible for purifying our blood, while opening up new perspectives for the treatment of kidney failure.53 genes responsible for kidney functionality discovered - Read more

Wearables – Tiny helpers for sports medicine

Photo: Preview picture of video [19/10/2015] They have become everyday essentials. Be it in form of a watch, a pair of glasses or a vest. More and more people use wearables to track their vital. But they can do even more, for example support sport medicine. Prof. Hans-Georg Predel and Dr. Joachim Latsch from the German Sports University Cologne explain where wearables are used in competitive sports and what their prognosis for the future is.Wearables – Tiny helpers for sports medicine - Read more

A second life for more people

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Photo: Colorful drawing of a heart [09/10/2015] People who talk about their "Second Life" sometimes refer to an online game. Others talk about their "second life" with a donated organ. Transplantation has been the only therapy for them to make them independent again from expensive and chronic care and life supporting machines. Transplantation often has saved their lives, too.A second life for more people - Read more

Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound?

Photo: Preview picture of video [16/09/2015] Hypertension burdens the whole body: It damages blood vessels and by this threatens the eyes, the kidneys, the heart and the brain, among others. It can often be controlled by taking medication, but not in all patients. Surgical procedures can be a possible solution for them.Hypertension - Improvement thanks to ultrasound? - Read more

Patient information too high for patients' literacy

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Photo: People with question marks in front of their faces [03/06/2015] More than 90 per cent of educational materials written for kidney disease patients are higher than an average patient's literacy, according to a new study published in the June issue of the National Kidney Foundation's American Journal of Kidney Diseases.Patient information too high for patients' literacy - Read more


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