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Nathan Hellman

From the RFN archives: The Brenner Hypothesis

The Brenner Hypothesis–developed by Barry Brenner of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, author of the well-known Brenner & Rector “The Kidney” textbook–states that individuals with a congenital reduction in nephron number have a much greater likelihood of developing…

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Nathan Hellman Memorial Award

Nate Hellman MD PhD, the founder of the Renal Fellow Network, died tragically just over two months ago. He was a wonderful person, who possessed a strong sense of humanity, humor and compassion. Nate touched the lives of…

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Nathan Hellman Rest In Peace

It is with great sadness and sorrow that I am writing to inform you of the passing of Nathan Hellman, MD, PhD, and founder of the Renal Fellow Network Blog. I worked with Nathan in the Division of…

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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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