Kidney News

Making the case for at-home dialysisJul 13, 2016
Dr. Kevin F. Erickson discusses physician reimbursement reform and its effect on patient recommendations for in-center dialysis as opposed to at-home dialysis.
Herbal remedies are an overlooked global health hazardMay 2, 2016
Baylor College of Medicine is raising awareness that long-term use of herbal remedies is no guarantee of their safety.
Largest genomic study on kidney cancer brings hope for more effective treatments Mar 4, 2016
Baylor's Dr. Chad Creighton led a study that distinguished nine major subtypes of kidney cancer.
Researchers discover genetic cause of second-most common kidney cancer in childrenNov 19, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a genetic mutation associated with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney that has opened a new path of research and could point the way toward a new diagnostic test for the disease.
Sequence of rare kidney cancer reveals unique alterations involving telomeraseAug 21, 2014
International collaboration led by Baylor College of Medicine finds genetic alterations may contribute to rare form of kidney cancer.
Researchers target muscle wasting in chronic kidney diseaseSep 5, 2013
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have now identified in mouse models and patient muscle biopsies a new signaling pathway that could lead to a way of blocking the protein believed to be behind muscle wasting.
Metabolism, chromatin state gene implicated in common kidney cancerJun 21, 2013
The Cancer Genome Atlas consortium has identified contributions to development of the most common form of adult kidney cancer.
Free kidney disease screenings at Discovery Green Oct. 14Oct 12, 2012
BCM expert says early detection can help delay damage to the kidneys.
Experts encourage screening West Nile patients for kidney diseaseJul 12, 2012
BCM study finds the prevalence and progression of kidney disease in those previously infected with West Nile virus.
Scholars program named for BCM physicianJan 23, 2012
American Society of Nephrology names new scholars program after Dr. William E. Mitch.