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Enzyme could help develop better approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease
March 1, 2019 - An enzyme called Nox5 may help researchers develop new approaches to prevent chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes or high blood pressure, according to a study published in Antioxidants and Redox Signalling.
Research shows how good heart growth turns bad
January 30, 2019 - More than 17 percent of Canadians have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, a condition that makes it more difficult for the heart to pump blood around the body. At first, heart muscle grows to meet the challenge, but eventually this growth becom
New scientist profile: Dr. Swapnil Hiremath harnesses science to bust medical myths
January 29, 2019 - Dr. Swapnil Hiremath is inspired by his patients to uncover the truth behind medical dogma. For example, he played a lead role in busting the myth that contrast dye should never be used in medical imaging in people with serious kidney disease. He is
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Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Hiremath, Swapnil
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Health services research, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Kennedy, Christopher
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney disease Molecular and cellular biology