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Bradykinin Receptor B1 as a Therapeutic Target in Lupus Nephritis

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disorder that can affect nearly any organ system in the body. A common symptom is lupus nephritis, which occurs when the disease attacks the kidneys causing inflammation, one of the leading causesfalse

Applying Nanolipidgels, Researchers Probe New Kidney Disease Target CaMK4

Podocytes, specialized cells named for their foot processes, play an essential role in kidney function. These cells line the capillaries of the glomerulus, the functional unit of filtration within the kidney, and are connected by junctions thatfalse

An Unexpected Candidate in the Search for Liver Cancer Therapies

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) — the most common primary liver cancer in adults — currently has poor prognosis in most patients. Previous research has shown that, by activating or silencing specific genes, researchers can gain insights into thefalse

Research Spotlight: No More Dry Eyes?

Multifactorial chronic ocular surface disease — also known as “dry eye” — greatly affects quality of life and can lead to loss of vision in severe cases. Inflammation and instability of the tear film, the protective layer around the eye, can leadfalse

Woodpeckers Bang Their Head a Lot: Do They Develop Brain Disease?

True to their namesake, woodpeckers are most recognized for their pecking behaviors, hammering their beaks up to twenty times a second against hard surfaces like wood and even some metals. These repeated, staccato pecks serve as a means offalse

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