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Prostate / Prostate Cancer
One in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first, study estimates
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an unnecessary biopsy, according to a study published in...

Urology / Nephrology
Protein deficiency may explain kidney disease
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new study investigates the link between the circulating protein called 'soluble Klotho' and the risk of declining kidney function.

Urology / Nephrology
Atrial fibrillation more prevalent in dialysis patients than expected
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is an important risk factor for strokes.

Eczema / Psoriasis
Genital Psoriasis: Symptoms and Treatment
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Learn all about genital psoriasis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatments for this condition, as well as how it might affect sexual health.

Diabetes
Remarkable progress made reducing kidney failure from diabetesin Native American populations
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Federal data show diabetes-related kidney failure among Native American adults (American Indians/Alaskan Natives) decreased 54 percent between 1996 and 2013.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Genetic basis of aggression in prostate cancer
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
New insights into the genetic drivers of prostate cancer that may inform treatment decisions are highlighted in two papers published online in Nature and Nature Communications this week.

Cancer / Oncology
Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer.

Urology / Nephrology
Structure of kidney failure patients' blood clots may increase their risk of early death
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Dialysis patients may have altered blood clots that increase their risk of dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Research helps explain why androgen-deprivation therapy doesn't work for many prostate cancers
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
Metastatic prostate cancer, or prostate cancer that has spread to other organs, is incurable.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Scientists uncover new way to defeat therapy-resistant prostate cancer
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST
A new study led by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on a signaling circuit in cells that drives therapy resistance in prostate cancer.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Treatment, Symptoms, and Causes
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
What is BPH and what are the causes and risk factors? Learn about its diagnosis, complications, medication that may be used, and tips for living with BPH.

Urology / Nephrology
New pharmacon allows testicular tumors to shrink
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A new active pharmaceutical ingredient may help against severe forms of testicular cancer, which only respond inadequately to other therapies.

Smoking / Quit Smoking
Smoking while pregnant may compromise children's kidney function
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
In a new study, young children showed signs of kidney damage if their mothers smoked while pregnant.

Pregnancy / Obstetrics
History of kidney injury increases risk of pregnancy complications
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds, for the first time, that women with a history of acute kidney injury with complete clinical recovery have an increase of several...

Nutrition / Diet
Ability to smell 'asparagus pee' driven by genetic variations
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST
Researchers have identified genetic variations in people who are unable to smell the pungent aroma present in urine after consuming asparagus.

Urology / Nephrology
Past kidney injury may raise risk of poor pregnancy outcomes
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST
Women with a history of acute injury may be at greater risk of preeclampsia, early birth, and other pregnancy complications, new research finds.

Lupus
Investigating kidney biomarkers to track lupus
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
Researchers at the University of Michigan teamed up to investigate if kidney biomarkers would allow them to track lupus progression and signs of complications.

Alzheimer's / Dementia
Dementia: Protein in urine may put people at greater risk
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
People with protein present in their urine may have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment or dementia in later life, new research finds.

Urology / Nephrology
Mironid and University of Sheffield collaborate on kidney disease drug discovery
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
Mironid Ltd, a leader in cell signalling-directed drug development, and the University of Sheffield, announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement to identify and develop new...

Cancer / Oncology
New study finds arginine deprivation may be a useful strategy for treating bladder cancers
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
Arginine-degrading - enzyme therapy is beneficial for the treatment of cancers lacking the enzyme needed for arginine synthesis (argininosuccinate synthetase 1), according to a new report in The...

Cancer / Oncology
Localised immunotherapy new possibility to treat bladder cancer
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today's treatments can result in adverse side effects.

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
UCLA researchers uncover new evidence linking inflammation and increased prostate cancer risk
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
UCLA researchers have discovered a previously unrecognized type of progenitor cell that, though rare in most regions of the human prostate, is found in uncommonly high numbers in inflamed areas of...

Urology / Nephrology
Body composition may affect older women's risk of urinary incontinence
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
In a study of older women, the prevalence of stress- and urgency urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI) was at least two-fold higher among women in the highest category of body mass index (BMI) or fat...

Eye Health / Blindness
TSRI scientists find mechanism behind side effects in vision-loss treatment
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST
A common class of drugs for vision loss may actually add to the problem in some patients, according to new research co-led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

Prostate / Prostate Cancer
How highs and lows in testosterone levels 'shock' prostate cancer cells to death
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
A strategy of alternately flooding and starving the body of testosterone is producing good results in patients who have metastatic prostate cancer that is resistant to treatment by chemical or...