Rare Kidney Stone Center Funded

On October 5th, 2009, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they would be expanding the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network, awarding $117 million among 19 new and existing consortia.¬†The Consortium for Hereditary Causes of Nephrolithiasis and Kidney Failure¬†(informally known as the Rare Kidney Stone Condortium) was among the new groups, and includes a direct focus on cystinuria research in the form of a patient registry and biospecimen repository. The success of this proposal marks a significant opportunity for cystinuria research advancement. For more information, please read the recent announcement by Dr. David Goldfarb, lead coordinator of the Cystinuria … Read more…