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A new article in The New York Times reports the FDA approval of a drug, called Procysbi, for nephropathic cystinosis, an extremely rare inherited disease that can cause vision problems and destroy kidneys. The drug, which will be sold by the Raptor Pharmaceutical Corporation, raises “troubling...
A video in Scientific American discusses new breakthrough research with Harald Ott, Instructor in Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston. Ott and his team have been harvesting dead organs, such as hearts, lungs, limbs, and kidneys, and bringing them back to life to one day be used for...
A clinical challenge in The Journal of the American Medical Association presents the case of “A 57-year-old woman who received a renal transplant 10 years ago is admitted for evaluation of edematous erythema, subcutaneous plaques, and severe lower extremity pain for 1 month. She has had a fever (39.2°C)...