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  • Researchers grow functional kidneys from stem cells that work in live animals

    09/24/2015 2:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Futurism ^ | Hashem AL-ghaili
    In Brief Japanese researchers have successfully grown kidneys from stem cells that worked as they were supposed to after being transplanted into rats and pigs. The Breakthrough With all the parts, grown, the kidney was placed inside a rat, then the pathway was added, followed by the bladder they’d grown—the new bladder was then connected to the rat’s native bladder. After sewing up the rat, they found the whole system worked. The team then repeated what they had done with a much larger animal, one much closer in size to humans—a pig—and found the same results. The paper was published...
  • The Harmful Food Additive You Must Watch Out for!

    11/18/2013 9:45:36 AM PST · by SarahMill · 50 replies
    DoctorsHealthPress ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Dr. Victor Marchione
    Phosphates in food are an all too common occurrence these days. Phosphates, usually labelled under the generic term sodium phosphate, are added to food for a variety of reasons. Phosphates in food are used as texturizers to change the look or feel of a food and to increase the shelf life of a food. Phosphates are also used as an emulsifier to mix two foods together that would otherwise not mix. For example, a food product with added oil may contain an emulsifier to stop the oil from separating from the main food. Phosphates in foods are sometimes used as...
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

    09/26/2012 8:16:04 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | September 25, 2012 | Sean Poulter
    Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university. The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.Historically, biotech companies have proved the safety of GM crops based on trials involving feeding rats for a period of 90 days. However, experts at the University of Caen conducted an...
  • The hidden threat of West Nile virus - Researchers probe possible link with kidney disease.

    09/21/2012 4:33:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    NATURE NEWS ^ | 18 September 2012 | Amy Maxmen
    This year is on track to be the worst on record for West Nile virus in the United States. As of 11 September, more than 2,600 new cases, including 118 deaths, had been reported from across the country to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease range from none (in most people) to life-threatening brain inflammation, and it can leave survivors with long-term disabilities including paralysis and fatigue. Researchers are now investigating suggestions that even mild infections may leave another lasting burden — kidney disease. “We are early in our...
  • The case for mandatory GMO labeling

    06/18/2012 3:53:02 PM PDT · by southern rock · 26 replies
    Natural News ^ | 06/18/2012 | Mike Adams
    The case for mandatory GMO labeling - even if you believe in limited government and the free market (NaturalNews) Now that the GMO labeling ballot measure has been officially accepted onto the California ballot, Monsanto is gearing up its propaganda campaign that aims to convince people you don't need to know what you're eating! Trust us, we're the food companies! We never lie, do we? For the record, I'm an opponent of most government mandates against individuals. When the government says you have to give your children vaccine shots, that's a violation of your liberty. When Mayor Bloomberg says you...
  • Health Care and Kidney Disease

    12/12/2009 6:35:02 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 387+ views ^ | 12/12/2009 | Mark Roberts
    More than 26 million Americans—one in nine adults—have kidney disease. Millions more are at increased risk for getting it, and most don’t know it. Kidney disease can be found and treated early to prevent more serious kidney disease and other complications.
  • Thiamine 'reverses kidney damage'

    12/29/2008 4:34:29 AM PST · by decimon · 23 replies · 809+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec. 29, 2008 | Unknown
    Doses of vitamin B1 (thiamine) can reverse early kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes, research shows. The team from Warwick University tested the effect of vitamin B1, which is found in meat, yeast and grain, on 40 patients from Pakistan. The treatment stopped the loss of a key protein in the urine, the journal Diabetologia reports. Charity Diabetes UK called the results "very promising" - but said it was too early for any firm conclusions.
  • Adult stem repair of damaged brain, pancreas, kidney cells newly understood

    05/10/2007 7:04:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 347+ views
    Huliq ^ | 04.30.07
    New studies in the laboratory of Dr. Darwin J. Prockop, Director of Tulane University’s Center for Gene Therapy, are shedding light on the previously mysterious mechanism through which even relatively small amounts of stem/progenitor cells taken from a patient’s own bone marrow enhance repair of damaged tissues. The cells not only differentiate to replace injured cells, as had been understood, but they also stimulate the proliferation and differentiation of stem cells already present in the injured tissue and they transfer mitochondrial DNA to local cells in which the mitochondria (the energy of the cell) is not working. Better understanding of...
  • New research demonstrates bone-marrow derived stem cells can reverse genetic kidney disease

    04/24/2006 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 258+ views
    Eurek Alert ^ | Bonnie Prescott
    Animal study shows promise for treatment of Alport syndrome BOSTON -- The discovery that bone-marrow derived stem cells can regenerate damaged renal cells in an animal model of Alport syndrome provides a potential new strategy for managing this inherited kidney disease and offers the first example of how stem cells may be useful in repairing basement membrane matrix defects and restoring organ function. Led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the findings are described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which appears on-line the week of April 24, 2006. Symptoms of Alport syndrome,...
  • A desperately ill doctor bets on a miracle (uses adult stem cells for a very rare kidney disease)

    06/23/2005 7:57:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 4,061+ views
    The Record ^ | 09.26.04
    A desperately ill doctor bets on a miracle Sunday, September 26, 2004 First of four partsOne patient was on the table and another was in the next exam room when the phone rang for Dr. Robert Manzi, a Ridgefield internist. He took it in the hallway and said, "Hi, Joe, what's up?"It was his kidney specialist, a colleague at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, calling with results from Manzi's biopsy. Manzi hoped to find out why he'd been losing weight, feeling tired, and seeing suds in his urine."Bob,'' the specialist said, "you have primary systemic amyloidosis.''Manzi had read a brief...
  • Few Americans Are Aware They Have Chronic Kidney Disease

    01/13/2005 4:36:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 449+ views
    science daily ^ | 12.29.04
    Secret Kidney Disease   A shocking 10 million to 20 million Americans have kidney disease and don't know it. Moreover, over 7 million people have less than half the kidney function of a healthy young adult; while another 11.3 million have at least half of what's regarded as normal kidney function, but with persistent protein in their urine (a sign of kidney disease). High chronic kidney disease increases one's risk of premature death, heart attack, stroke, hypertension, anemia, bone disease and malnutrition. In light of this data, it is evident that a major plan of action is needed in...