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NephCure Foundation Announces Research Grant Program Recipients
Date:7/28/2009

percent increase in the number of applications received. This is indicative of NephCure's growth and increasing role as the leading advocate for research into NS and FSGS.

NS and FSGS are conditions that affect the tiny filtering units (glomeruli) in the kidney. The result is that protein needed by the body is discarded into the urine. Over time, these conditions can result in renal failure and the need for dialysis or a kidney transplant. The primary cause for most forms of NS and FSGS are not known and there is no cure.

The NephCure Foundation has a unique challenge in identifying patient families. Privacy laws preclude doctors from providing information and because FSGS and NS are invisible, people tend to struggle with them silently. Therefore, NephCure uses publicity and public service announcements to find people suffering from the diseases.


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