Itch can be a useful warning sign, or a maddening symptom with no cure. But the origins of itch have long been a mystery.Scientists think they've come closer to understanding the origins of itch in a molecule that makes mice scratch like mad.
(MedPage Today) -- An intravenous infusion of endothelial cells improved vascular function in a mouse model of chronic kidney disease, researchers said. Also this week: another reason not to tailgate the car ahead of you.
(MedPage Today) -- The routine use of the calcimimetic agent cinacalcet (Sensipar) conferred little mortality benefit in patients with severe chronic kidney disease and is commonly associated with side effects, a meta-analysis confirmed.