TGen analysis identifies biomarkers for diabetic kidney failure

[Source: TGen] - Researchers using a DNA analysis tool developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and UCLA have identified genetic markers that could help treat chronic kidney disease among diabetics.

Study results, published in the December edition of Diabetic Medicine, show it is possible to identify biomarkers associated with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) from the pooled DNA of more than 1,000 diabetics. Specifically, TGen researchers identified genes that could potentially contribute to ESRD among those with Type 1 Diabetes.

ESRD almost always follows chronic kidney failure and although treatable with dialysis or transplantation, mortality rates remain high. While diabetic kidney disease is one of the most common complications of diabetes, it is currently not possible to determine who is at risk for ESRD.

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Just felt the need to report whats been happening this week.

Monday I attended ST3's Bella Doll Casting Call at the Crown Room.

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Monday, I was also informed that I had been selected for a job. So at least I will be keeping busy over the break.

Wednesday, marked the last day of the semester for me. All of my final exams went smoothly and I am now just waiting for my grades to come through. I am however, taking a medical anthropology class over the winter break.

Last night, I attended the second of my volunteer training sessions at Phoenix Childrens Hospital. It was all pretty self explanatory stuff, yet I did learn how to properly remove personal protective equipment, change a diaper and the correct way to hold a baby.

So for now I can rest for a few days and attempt to enjoy the holidays.