Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Repair and Regenerate the Kidney

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects millions in the US, and is one of the new diseases on the rise globally. New therapies to slow CKD and to repair and regenerate failing kidneys are drastically needed to reduce health care costs and improve lives.

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Critical Challenge (CC)

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New therapies to slow CKD and to repair and regenerate failing kidneys are sorely needed to reduce health care costs and improve lives.

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Our understanding of renal function and risk factors is greater than ever. Our ability to diagnose is technologically advanced. We now need to increase efforts to identify therapeutic targets and develop regenerative approaches to prevent and treat CKD.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Ceci Giachelli

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