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  • Renal reabsorption in living devices

    Every day our kidneys tackle the daunting task of continuously cleaning our blood to prevent waste, salt and excess fluid from building up inside our bodies. To achieve this, the kidneys' approximately one million filtration units (glomeruli) first remove both waste products and precious nutrients f more

  • Material could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

    For more than 3 million people around the world, kidney failure is a life-altering diagnosis, if not a life-threatening one. While about 17 percent of people in the U.S. with end-stage kidney disease are now getting transplants, the average time spent waiting is 3-5 years. And much of that time is c more

  • Anti-aging molecule NAD+ gets a boost from blocking an enzyme

    Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a major player in nutrition today. Studies have shown that NAD+ concentrations decrease during aging and that recovering the body's levels of NAD+ can prolong both health span and even life span, making it the focus of much research in nutritional science, more

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Why Shouldn’t You Eat Rhubarb Leaves?

Field-grown rhubarb will shortly be coming into season and appearing in supermarkets in the UK, so it seems like a good time to take a look at the chemistry behind this odd-looking vegetable. It’s mostly used in pies and desserts, but it’s only the stalks of the plant that we eat – and there’s a rea more

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Kidney

Kidney The kidneys are organs that filter wastes (such as urea ) from the blood and excrete them, along with water , as urine . The medical field that studies the kidneys and diseases of the kidney is called nephrology Together, kidneys weig ... more

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