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Collaboration finds kidney disease tied to DNA damage

A research collaboration involving Rockefeller University and more than two dozen other institutions found that patients who had a specific kind of kidney disease — called karyomegalic interstitial nephritis — were likely to also have a mutation on FAN1, a gene that is involved in fixing DNA damage. More »

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Clinical study to examine role of vitamin D in kidney disease

Vitamin D is the key to preventing rickets and osteoporosis, but a new clinical study at Rockefeller University will investigate whether it also plays a role in preventing atherosclerosis in patients with chronic kidney disease. More »

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