Tag Archives: kidney

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 »

Study links drinking too much beer and tea to chronic kidney disease

A new study has shown that drinking too much tea or beer can lead to chronic kidney disease. This is the perfect excuse to start your 2019 resolutions of right! Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, examined survey data on drink consumption among 3,003 African-American men and women who all had kidney… Read More »