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US surgeons perform first kidney transplant between 2 living HIV-positive individuals

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, U.S. surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore performed the operation on Monday, calling it the first in the world of its kind. “I’m feeling good,” said… Read More »

Big Keytruda survival win sets Merck up to steal Bristol-Myers Squibb's kidney cancer share

Bristol-Myers Squibb investors have been dreading positive kidney cancer results from archrival Merck for months. And now that they’re here, they might do even more damage to Bristol-Myers’ market share than some industry watchers expected. Results released late Monday in an abstract show that Merck’s immuno-oncology star Keytruda, in tandem with Pfizer’s Inlya, slashed the risk… Read More »

New kidney research sheds light on harms of certain drugs

Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function that if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. As reported in Nature Communications, a global research team led by the University of Bristol studied how the activity… Read More »