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UCSB Scientists Discover New Drug Target for Kidney Disease

Two discoveries at UC Santa Barbara point to potential new drug therapies for patients with kidney disease. The findings are published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide, are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as autosomal-dominant… UCSB Scientists Discover New Drug Target for Kidney Disease   



Single gene controls development of many forms of polycystic disease

A single gene is central in the development of several forms of polycystic kidney and liver disease, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in the June 19 issue of Nature Genetics.

The findings suggest manipulating activity of PKD1, the gene causing the most common form of polycystic kidney disease, may prove beneficial in reducing… Single gene controls development of many forms of polycystic disease   



Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that patients with an inherited kidney disease may be helped by a drug that is currently available for other uses. The findings are published in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Over 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide,… Scientists make strides toward drug therapy for inherited kidney disease   



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