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Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment

...nology firm in La Jolla, California, trials of the filtration system, aptly named the HIV-Hemopurifier, began in...ilters out AIDS virus in much the same way a water filtration system removes lead and other impurities from drinking water. In the Hemopurifier case, Tullis remov...

Filtration treatment assigns more live kidney donation

...and last twice as long as cadaver kidneys. The new filtration procedure could increase the number of living donor kidney transplants by up to a half, say the researchers....

Kidney function can be affected by lead exposure

...se on chelation therapy had an improved glomerular filtration rate (GFR) compared to those on placebo. It was also found that the rate of decline of the GFR, which is a standard measure of kidney function, was also slowed down with chelation therapy. The study thus concluded that chronic kidney disease patient...

Moderate drinking can be good for the kidneys

... elevated creatinine levels and reduced glomerular filtration rates with men who drank less than a glass a day o...ted creatinine levels and low levels of glomerular filtration rates than males who drank very less. High levels of creatinine in blood and reduced glomerular filt...

Arsenic in drinking water

...-precipitation, ion exchange and activated alumina filtration are being field-tested. There are no proven technologies for the removal of arsenic at water collection points such as wells, hand-pumps and springs. Simple technologies for household removal of arsenic from water are few and have to be adapted to, a...

The Science of Solar Eclipse

...pse with the naked eye. Failure to use appropriate filtration may result in permanent eye damage or blindness! The safest and most inexpensive method to observe the phenomena is by indirect projection, in which a pinhole or small opening is used to cast the image of the Sun on a screen placed a half-meter or ...

People seek reassurance in facemasks following threats of bird flu epidemic

... contaminants. Nanoparticles enhance the intrinsic filtration efficiency of the media by acting as a destructive...l virus and bacteria that come in contact with the filtration system. The comfortable two-piece facemask is completely adjustable and reusable. Manufacturers and...

Ruboxistaurin As A Novel Treatment For Diabetic Nephropathy

...oint was a change in the ACR. Estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was also calculated. It was found that after one year, urinary ACR decreased significantly in participants treated with ruboxistaurin and nonsignificantly in the placebo group. The ACR-lowering effect of ruboxistaurin appeared by 1 month...

Bottled Water Contains Coliform Bacteria and Diatoms

...uspect that a temporary breakdown in the company's filtration system could be a main reason behind the scenario....

Simple Lab Tests Could Predict Risk Of Fatal Kidney Disease

...r died of kidney disease. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was also used to predict the high risk of developing ESRD. The risk was on the higher side when both urine and blood tests were abnormal. Factors like age, smoking, blood pressure, low levels of high-density lipoprotein ("good") choleste...

Bicycle-Powered Portable Water Filter System For Disaster Zones

Researchers have developed a portable water filtration system, powered by bicycle that can be used in disaster zones//. The Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) institute of environmental science and engineering unveiled the unit, consisting of a bicycle coupled with a mechanical pump and a membrane...

eGFR Diagnostic Test -A reliable and understandable measure of kidney impairment

... Now a new test called eGFR, estimated glomerular filtration rate is capable of assessing the function of the kidneys in a comprehensible manner. The Department of Health has advised that all clinical biochemical laboratories should incorporate this test as part of the routine tests for blood urea and creatini...

Children’s Center to Lead Largest-Ever Study on Kidney Disease in Childre

...- used mostly in Europe - that measures glomerular filtration rate (GFR). GFR, which measures the kidneys’ filtering capacity, is the most precise indicator of kidney function and status. The new, improved method, which measures how fast the kidneys clear an injected contrast agent from the blood, promises to...

Fresh Water Algae Filtered Out With Water Filtration Technique

Ohio State University study has found that a water filtration technique which is used to clean up agricultural c...ccess rate of removal of the toxins. Some water filtration plants around the country already use the technique, which couples activated carbon with membrane fi...

Free Online Educational Videos for People with Diabetes

...evels monitored and a GFR, or estimated glomerular filtration rate, calculated for early signs of kidney disease. "Twenty to 40 percent of people with diabetes develop kidney disease, but when diagnosed early and treated, patients have better odds for healthy kidneys," explains Dr. Stanton. Lipid Levels Test:...

Chronic Kidney Disease Related To Mutant Gene

...disease of the glomerulus, the kidney's main blood filtration unit. There are about one million of these filtration units in each human kidney. As blood flows through a network of tiny capillaries in the glomerulus, ...

Children and Chronic Kidney Disease

...rd for tracking kidney function is GFR (glomerular filtration rate), a test conducted by injecting a contrast agent into the bloodstream and measuring how fast the kidneys remove it. By using both GFR and the urine tests, Furth and colleagues showed that, as proteinuria increased, GFR proportionately decreased....

Kidney Blood Flow May Explain Increased Long-Term Risks for Obese Kidney Donors

...sition in San Diego. "Our study demonstrated that filtration pressure in the kidney was higher in overweight do...dical Center Groningen in the Netherlands. "Higher filtration pressure is potentially harmful in the long run and may lead to an increased risk of long-term renal...

A Laboratory Filtration System Kills 100 Percent Of Dangerous Microbes In Water

Engineers have developed a laboratory filtration system that uses a simple water purification technique and can eliminate 100 percent of the microbes// in New Orleans water samples left from Hurricane Katrina. The technique makes use of specialized resins, copper and hydrogen peroxide to purify t...

QUT Scientists on the Way to Sifting Out a Cure for HIV

...oving viruses from water. Nanofiltration is the filtration of minute particles using a filter with extremely ...rrent ceramic membranes were unable to permit high filtration flux or flow, and at the same time effectively filter out unwanted particles or viruses. He said a...

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