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Did you know your endothelium is hairy?

Just heard an interesting talk on endothelial dysfunction and its relation to nephrology.  One thing I learned is that the vascular endothelium is actually “hairy”, as demonstrated from this electron micrograph (taken from this website). These little hairs…

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Drug Trials

Last week’s poll results:  who should provide funding for large, randomized controlled drug trials?  Most respondents (58%) chose the diplomatic answer and said that it should be a combination between government and pharmaceutical companies.  I was somewhat surprised…

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The actin cytoskeleton of the podocyte

Peter Mundel, a well-known researcher of podocyte biology, gave our Renal Grand Rounds today.  Here’s what I took away from this morning’s talk: -regulation of the podocyte’s actin cytoskeleton is postulated to be the final common pathway in…

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