NOW:53051:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
72°
H 73° L 50°
Partly Cloudy | 7MPH

Genes Contributing to Kidney Disease Sought

Feb. 12, 2010

Search for Genes Contributing to Kidney Disease

Supported by $1.9 Million NIH Grant

The Medical College of Wisconsin received a five-year $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to research the genetics of how high blood pressure influences the development of kidney disease. The knowledge could be applied to the creation of more effective treatments.

Michael R. Garrett, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, is the principal investigator for the grant. Other Medical College investigators participating in the research are Frank Park, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, and Andrey Sorokin, Ph.D,, professor of medicine in nephrology.

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a major contributor to kidney failure. The number of end-stage kidney disease patients in the United States treated with either dialysis or transplantation more than doubled from 1991 to 2004. In the next 20 years, the number of end-stage kidney disease patients is expected to increase to over 2 million, which will place an enormous financial burden on both Medicare and the private insurance sector.

Current treatment options only slow the progression of kidney disease. They do not stop it. Dr. Garrett’s research uses advanced genetic techniques to better understand how and why kidney disease occurs. He seeks to identify genes responsible for hypertension-induced kidney disease in rats. Results from Dr. Garrett’s animal studies may be readily applied to the study of kidney disease in humans. The ultimate goal of this study is to reduce the number of deaths caused by kidney disease by providing earlier and more effective treatments prior to kidney failure.

The project described was supported by Award Number 1R01HL094446-01A1 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

 

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Updated weekly rankings of area prep football teams and players 02:25 PM

» Menomonee Falls volleyball team opens season with win over Nicolet 8/26

» Suspect released in hit-and-run killing of Germantown bicyclist Updated:  8/25

» Falls on the Riverwalk seeks to replace former Associated Bank building with apartments 8/25

» Menomonee Falls football team stunned by inspired Oak Creek, 26-0 8/25

» Chicago duo face nine counts of credit card fraud after CVS purchases 8/25

» Menomonee Falls School District names new communications director 8/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: What stood out on the first week of high-school football? 8/25

» Sport Shorts: Aug. 27, 2015 8/24

» Rebuilding Germantown impressive in win over Kenosha 8/24

» Young Menomonee Falls soccer team to build on success of 2014 8/24

» Former professional fighter takes Menomonee Falls-based business to next level 8/24

» Menomonee Falls world language department uses application, receives regional attention 8/24

» Youthful Oak Creek football team impresses in 26-0 win over Falls 8/21

» Menomonee Falls, Germantown among best places to live 8/21

» Germantown Police Department bids farewell to Lt. Brian Henning 8/20

» Menomonee Falls football team quick, active and experienced 8/20

» The 2015 Suburban Milwaukee Prep Football Guide 8/19

» Menomonee Falls Business receives WIA People's Choice award 8/19

» Germantown school district approves preliminary 2015-16 budget 8/19

» Get to know: Menomonee Falls Indians 8/19

» Development voted down after petitioner cuts down 400 trees in Menomonee Falls 8/18

» Pilgrim Road on-ramp to southbound US 41/45 in Waukesha County set to close 8/18

» Menomonee Falls School Board responds to new mandate 8/18

» Falls opens two new fire stations, also serving Lannon 8/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement