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Carbon Nanoparticles Break Barriers--and That May Not Be Good

September 15, 2011 -- A study by researchers from the schools of science and medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis examines the effects of carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) on living cells. This work is among the first to study concentrations of these tiny particles that are low enough to mimic the actual exposure of an ordinary individual. read more...

Marshmallows and Instant Gratification Revisited, This Week on Sound Medicine

December 8, 2011 -- This week on Sound Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College psychobiologist B.J. Casey, Ph.D., discusses her findings from revisiting and retesting participants of the 1960’s study on delayed gratification in children. read more...

Intravenous kidney cell transplant experiments raise hope for future human kidney failure treatments

May 30, 2012 -- Indiana University School of Medicine scientists have successfully transplanted primary kidney cells intravenously to treat renal failure in rats, pointing the way to a possible future alternative to kidney transplants and expensive dialysis treatments in humans. read more...

Is it safe for the kidney? Low-carb, high-protein versus low-fat diets

July 20, 2012 -- A two-year study of a popular yet controversial weight-loss diet showed no harmful effects on kidney function, according to a study selected as the editor’s choice of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology for July 2012. read more...

On 'Sound Medicine': Acetaminophen overdoses, transplant recovery, and obesity-related health issues

August 16, 2012 -- Award-winning “Sound Medicine,” announces its program for Aug. 19 with a special focus on health issues related to obesity, and a warning about acetaminophen overdoses. Please check local listings for broadcast dates, times and stations. read more...

Fish oil may protect dialysis patients from sudden cardiac death

February 6, 2013 -- Medical literature long has touted the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for the heart. But until now, researchers have not studied the potential benefit for people on hemodialysis, who are among the highest-risk patients for sudden cardiac death. read more...