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MIT researchers have developed a noninvasive hydration sensor that is based on the same technology as MRI, but, unlike MRI scanners, it can fit in a doctor’s office. Image: Lina Colucci, Andrew Hall

Hydration sensor could improve dialysis

Noninvasive device could benefit patients with kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or dehydration.
How does heart failure develop in people with chronic kidney disease?

How does heart failure develop in people with chronic kidney disease?

If you have kidney disease, you are more likely to get heart disease. Heart disease is the most common cause of death among people...
Protecting cell powerhouse could offer better treatment of acute kidney injury

Protecting cell powerhouse could offer better treatment of acute kidney injury

Powerhouses, called mitochondria, which provide fuel for our cells, start to fragment, likely as one of the first steps in the kidney cell damage...
Kidney age

Kidney age, not kidney disease, study

Since 2002, the different stages of CKD have been used by doctors to label reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) – the rate at which...

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