Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is considered to be one of the most fatal genetic diseases that affects more then 500,000 people in the United States. This disease, caused by a mutation in certain genes, causes the growth of cysts on the kidneys, which lead to kidney enlargement and failure. The are currently no treatments to permanently cure or halt the progression of this disease. Current solutions for PKD are receiving either a kidney transplant or staying on dialysis for the rest of ones life, neither of which are ideal situations.Read More
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Science researchers at the Washington State University, Pullman have recently been able to link patients' ancestors' exposure to the pesticide methoxychlor with adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in the patient him or herself.
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