Association of Kidney Function and Metabolic Risk Factors With Density of Glomeruli

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Dr. Andrew Rule, Nephrologist and Epidemiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the association of kidney function and metabolic risk factors with glomeruli density on renal biopsy samples from living donors. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/4/282.abstract

Drug Discovery for Alzheimer's Disease

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Gregory Rose from PharmExperts.com interviews J. Buccafusco (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA) about his development of new anti-Altzheimer drugs, designed to act by multiple mechanisms to improve congnition. Desensitization of nicotinic receptors is one of the novel approaches proposed by Buccafusco. Three of his compounds are currently in advanced preclinical evaluation.