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ASN leads efforts to address growing crisis in kidney care
An estimated 26 million people, 13% of the United States population, are living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and this number continues to grow.  View News Article (2010-11-11)


High-flux hemodialysis prolongs survival in many patients with CKD
High-flux hemodialysis (which removes large toxins) reduces the risk of premature death in many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). View News Article (2009-02-23)


Hospitalizations for heart failure increase CKD patients' risk of kidney failure
Being hospitalized for heart failure increases kidney disease patients' risks of developing kidney failure or dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). View News Article (2014-09-05)


Enzyme may hold key to new treatment of diabetic kidney disease
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers have found that an enzyme called ACE2 may hold the potential to treat diabetic kidney disease, the most common form of kidney disease. View News Article (2006-11-08)


Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) afflicts a large number of younger minority adults receiving medical care in settings that serve the uninsured and underinsured (settings collectively known as the healthcare safety net). View News Article (2010-03-11)


Chronic kidney disease may increase certain risks during pregnancy
Even mild kidney disease during pregnancy may increase certain risks in the mother and baby, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  View News Article (2015-03-13)


New high-throughput screening method may uncover novel treatments for kidney disease
A newly developed assay may help investigators identify novel drug candidates to protect kidney cells and prevent or treat chronic kidney disease (CKD). The advance is described in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). View News Article (2015-04-10)


Protein in the urine spells kidney failure for African-Americans
African Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure than whites. A new study has found that a condition that occurs when the kidneys are damaged and spill protein into the urine contributes to this increased risk.  View News Article (2011-08-26)


Clues revealed to cause of deadly kidney disease in newborns
Babies born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) often develop kidney failure because they have very large kidneys filled with tiny cysts. View News Article (2011-10-25)


Putting the spotlight on membranous nephropathy
The Halpin Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) proudly highlight the research advances in membranous nephropathy made possible by The Halpin Foundation-ASN Research Grant, created to help young faculty develop independent research careers. View News Article (2010-11-11)

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