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News - Nephrologists Discover Cause of Common Kidney Disease

A team of nephrologists in Miami believe they have found a cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

They claim results published in Nature Medicine on 31 July 2011 demonstrate “a soluble form of the urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) is a factor in triggering glomerular kidney disease.” and that this discovery will lead to a revolution in diagnosis and treatment for people with this form of kidney disease.

Click here to read the Miller School of Medicine news item in full.

Click here to read the abstract in Nature Medicine.