Kidney News

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.
Muscle loss in chronic kidney disease stopped by inhibiting hormoneMar 22, 2011
BCM researchers report that inhibiting growth factor halted muscle waste in mice with kidney disease.