MCW Nephrology/Kidney Disease News
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Sept. 15 - Infants who are born prematurely are at risk for developing high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease later in life. The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is undertaking a study to evaluate healthy volunteers in order to develop tests to identify those at risk for these maladies.
Aug. 26 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of a specific microRNA in the development of hypertension and associated kidney injury.
Aug. 04 - Andrey Sorokin. PhD received a two-year, $153,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate COX-2 regulation as a potential new pathway for inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Wauwatosa Now
May 12 - Fox 6 News profiled a local man whose prostate exam revealed cancer, and who received treatment at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Monday, May 12 is the annual free prostate screening at Miller Park. WITI-TV
Mar 5 - Howard Jacob, PhD, received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to evaluate human genetic variants contributing to end-stage renal disease. Health News Digest
Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA
Feb 18 - WISN-TV aired a story about the need for kidney donors in Wisconsin. The story featured Christopher Johnson, MD. WISN-TV
Feb 6 - Dr. Judy Kersten was selected as the 2014 individual winner of the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin’s ballroom dancing contest fundraising event. OnMilwaukee.com
Nov 8 - Andrey Sorokin, PhD, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to study actions of protein called endothelin-1 in the progression of glomerular kidney diseases. WauwatosaNOW