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Discovery of kidney structure challenges current understanding of renal physiology - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress
Previous studies into this microscopic structure have avoided using the physiological pressures of blood in preparing the kidney. Much like pumping up a tyre, without the correct pressure, the tiny blood vessels and tubules within the kidney structure ...

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the eastern US ... - Science Daily


Science Daily
In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with high rodent densities and low numbers of resident fox, opossum, and ...
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Egyptian-American molecular biology professor Adel Mahmoud dies ... - Egypt Independent


Egypt Independent
Egyptian-American infectious-disease expert Adel Mahmoud has died on June 21 in New York, US after suffering a brain haemorrhage. Both Egypt's Ministry of ...

10 Symptoms of Kidney Disease

Madison, Wisconsin - United States

Many people who have chronic kidney disease don't know it, because the early signs can be very subtle. It can take many years to go from chronic kidney disease (CKD) to kidney failure. Some people with CKD live out their lives without ever reaching kidney failure. However, for people at any stage of kidney disease, knowledge is power. Knowing the symptoms of kidney disease can help you get the treatment you need to feel your best. If you or someone you know has one or more of the following symptoms of kidney disease, or you are worried about kidney problems, see a doctor for blood and urine tests. Remember, many of the symptoms can be due to reasons other than kidney disease. The only way to know the cause of your symptoms is to see your doctor.

Symptom 1: Changes in Urination
Symptom 2: Swelling
Symptom 3: Fatigue
Symptom 4: Skin Rash/Itching
Symptom 5: Metallic Taste in Mouth/Ammonia Breath
Symptom 6: Nausea and Vomiting
Symptom 7: Shortness of Breath
Symptom 8: Feeling Cold
Symptom 9: Dizziness and Trouble Concentrating
Symptom 10: Leg/Flank Pain
*Detail information may be obtained from the web site.

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Kidney Infection Symptoms
France

Kidney infections should be taken seriously into account and shouldnot be left untreated because they can cause blood poisoning or kidney failure which can result in death. Fortunately, the symptoms of a kidney infection are easy to recognize once you know what to look for. The following are symptoms that you may get with a kidney infection, you may not have all these symptoms, some people with a kidney infection will just feel generally unwell.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
United States

Includes 1997 Davies Symposium, and crystallography links.

Leptin Reverses the Symptoms of a Rare Form of Diabetes
United States

Results of a 2002 NIH study.

Polycystic Kidney Diseasess
Canada

Describes the course of PKD in one cat and provides links to further resources.

Comprehensive-kidney-facts.com: The Excretory System
Trinidad and Tobago

The excretory system is responsible for removing unwanted waste products from the body's chemistry. Generally speaking, excretion is the process of separating wastes from the body's fluids and eliminating them. Examples include the removal of carbon dioxide in the air we exhale, and unwanted nitrogen in sweat, nails and hair. (Don't confuse excretion with defecation. Defecation is getting rid of undigested foods from the body... via the colon.)

New Disease Reports
United Kingdom

Electronic journal of the British Society for Plant Pathology, with content search, covering fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses and viroids. Contains list of editors, author information, and related links.

Neurobiology of Disease
Netherlands

Major international journal at the interface between basic and clinical neuroscience.

United States

Print and online journal on practical aspects of plant disease diagnosis and control. Includes abstracts (1997 to present) with content search, sample issue, subscription and author information, and list of editors.

Plant Disease Control
United States

A how to approach on accurate diagnosis, with diagrams and photographs, and control options. Oregon State University Extension, US.

Gastoenteric Disease Center
United States

Diagnostic serotyping, fimbrial, and toxin characterization of E. coli. Monoclonal antibody and fimbrial test kits also available. This site also contains extensive links to news items concerning E. coli.