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AstraZeneca starts collaboration with start-up BenevolentAI

Collaboration will use artificial intelligence to discover potential new drugs

02-May-2019

AstraZeneca and BenevolentAI began a long-term collaboration to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for the discovery and development of new treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Scientists from the two organisations will work ...

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Genetic variants reveal new targets for chronic kidney disease treatment

How specific cell types can lead to development of disease

04-Oct-2018

The kidney does more than double or even triple duty compared to other organs - it extracts waste, balances body fluids, forms urine, regulates blood pressure, and secretes hormones. Given this complexity, when things go wrong, havoc can ensue, causing a suite of symptoms called chronic kidney ...

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This tiny particle might change millions of lives

Nanoparticle targets kidney disease for drug delivery

22-Aug-2018

Remember the scene in the movie Mission: Impossible when Tom Cruise has to sneak into the vault? He had to do all sorts of moves to avoid detection. That's what it's like to sneak a targeted drug into a kidney and keep it from getting eliminated from the body. Since kidneys are the filtering ...

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Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

27-Apr-2018

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment ...

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New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom

22-Feb-2018

The field of biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a wildlife veterinarian and wildlife ecologists from ...

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New tools to combat kidney fibrosis

16-Oct-2017

Interstitial fibrosis – excessive tissue scarring – contributes to chronic kidney disease, which is increasing in prevalence in the United States. Raymond Harris , M.D., and colleagues have previously implicated the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in the pathogenesis of diabetic ...

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Researchers discover new therapeutic approach for cardiorenal syndrome type 2

15-Jun-2016

A study suggests a new therapeutic approach to treat the development of chronic kidney disease secondary to chronic heart failure, known as cardiorenal syndrome type 2. In the journal's June 13 online edition, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggest inhibiting G ...

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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 2 Study of Zerenex for the Treatment of Non-Dialysis Dependent Chronic Kidney Disease

07-Nov-2012

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the initiation of a Phase 2 study of Zerenex™ (ferric citrate), the Company's ferric iron-based phosphate binder drug candidate, in managing serum phosphorus and iron deficiency in anemic patients with Stage 3 to 5 non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney ...

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New NUS spin-off company to develop more accurate kidney disease diagnostic kit

18-Oct-2011

A new spin-off company from the National University of Singapore (NUS), called Nephron Dx, has recently been set up to develop a more accurate diagnostic kit for the earlier detection of diabetic chronic kidney disease. Nephron Dx aims to enter the multi-billion dollar kidney disease diagnostic ...

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Hormone predicts which kidney patients might die early

Blood test could identify patients who need treatment

13-Sep-2011

The blood levels of a particular hormone can help predict which kidney disease patients will develop heart problems, need dialysis, and die prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Testing for this hormone could ...

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