Kidney Health


Zika: the first test for screening the virus in blood and organ donations

21 de October de 2017 | 1:00 pm
The Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) approved the first test to detect Zika virus in samples obtained from volunteer donors...

Mexican researchers generate heart tissue that may replace heart implants

15 de September de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Researchers at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, UAM) are cultivating scaffolds in vitro from healthy cells grown in electro-mechanical bioreactors for soft...

Innate Immunity of Donated Liver Linked with Recipient’s Risk of Bacterial Infection and Death after Transplant

27 de August de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Recipients of a liver with poor production of MBL protein are at increased risk of bacterial complications such as pneumonia, septic shock, and death...

The importance of kidney health, particularly in diabetic and hypertensive patients

25 de March de 2017 | 1:00 pm
The main function of the kidneys is cleaning the blood of toxins, remove water, secrete hormones such as erythropoietin (stimulates the formation of red...

A Therapy May Avoid Kidney Rejection in Transplanted Diabetics

20 de March de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) are developing a therapy so that avoids organ rejection in kidney transplanted patients. One of...

UNAM Develops Device that Detects Kidney Damage

12 de January de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) work on the design and development of a portable device that will allow early detection...

Alpha Blockers Are Only Effective for Larger Kidney Stones

8 de December de 2016 | 1:00 pm
A new review of medical literature conducted at the University of Michigan and the University of Florida suggests alpha blockers may be useful in...

New Stem Cell Treatment from Donors Was Able To Regenerate Hearts of Monkeys

15 de October de 2016 | 1:00 pm
Cardiac muscle cells grown from the stem cells of one macaque monkey can be used to regenerate the hearts of other monkeys of the...

First Genetic Study among Mexican Children for RTA

18 de May de 2016 | 12:00 pm
Researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a first genetic study among Mexican children, to identify gene mutations linked with Type...

Innovative System to Conserve Skin with Living Cells for Transplantation for Years

20 de April de 2016 | 12:00 pm
A new protocol for preserving the skin of cadaver donors was created and successfully tested by Mexican doctors, at the Skin and Tissue Bank...
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