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Tag: Kidney

Ramadan Fasting
A cohort study that was published in BioMed Central by Dr. Alsayyari and colleagues examined fasting on acute kidney injury incidence [1]. Background Fasting during the month of Ramandan is a obligation in Islam with exceptions, such as for chronic illness that has a poor prognosis or is uncontrolled [2]. Our prior articles discuss the...
Scientists have shown that chloroquine, a well-known anti-malarial drug and the cousin of hydroxychloroquine, attenuates inflammation and fibrosis while significantly extending median and maximum lifespan in naturally aged rats [1]. Fighting malaria since 1934 Chloroquine (CQ) was developed back in 1934 as an anti-malarial treatment and as such has enjoyed significant success. Since 2020, an analog...
Olives
Researchers publishing in Aging Cell have discovered how and why oleuropein (OLP), a polyphenol derived from olives, ameliorates epigenetic kidney aging. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron, and each kidney...
Kidney fibrosis
Publishing in Aging, a team of researchers has reported that periostin, a protein that aids in development during the embryonic stage, is linked to kidney problems related to lipid metabolism in adults. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional...
CGI of kidneys
A team of researchers led by Dr. Maria Blasco of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center has shown that shorter telomeres make mice more susceptible to kidney fibrosis [1]. The new study not only clearly demonstrates this link but also provides mouse models which can be used to study – and perhaps eventually address –...
CGI of kidneys
Recent data published in Scientific Reports has characterized human urine-derived renal stem cells, a potential non-invasive source for kidney tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron,...

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