Burden of Kidney Diseases

¬†Statistics by the Nigeria Association of Nephrology shows that about 36.8 million Nigerians, (23 percent) of the nation’s over 170 million population, are suffering from various degrees of kidney diseases. An estimated 15,000 new patients are diagnosed every year in the country even as children are now the most hit. In a study conducted between […]

Discovery could spare patients from kidney transplant

Researchers in Israel and the US have discovered that, contrary to popular medical opinion, the human kidney is able to regenerate itself. Until now, scientists had believed that the liver is the only human organ that can regenerate itself. A new study by researchers at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, and Stanford University shows, […]