Health Problems

Scientists seeking to regrow kidneys make promising discovery

Scientists seeking to regrow damaged kidneys have discovered that blocked kidneys in newborns have a remarkable ability to repair themselves after the obstruction is removed. The finding offers insights into how that happens and could eventually help doctors regenerate kidneys in adults. The new research, from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, looked at […]

Health Problems

Denosumab promising for TDT-induced osteoporosis treatment

(HealthDay)—Denosumab (DNM), a fully human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL), may be beneficial for managing transfusion-dependent thalassemia (TDT)-induced osteoporosis, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in Blood Advances. Ersi Voskaridou, M.D., from “Laiko” General Hospital in Athens, Greece, and colleagues randomly assigned patients with TDT-induced osteoporosis […]