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Mice engineered with rare kidney disease provide new insights about how cells repair broken DNA

Mice engineered with rare kidney disease provide new insights about how cells repair broken DNAMutations in many genes involved in a certain type of DNA repair cause a rare anemia, but one such gene has been shown to cause kidney disease instead. By eliminating this unique gene in mice, scientists hope to show how and why it has such different effects. More »

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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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