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Renal Biology Research
Renal Biology research programs at IU School of Medicine center on cell and molecular biology, pathology, biological imaging, and biophysics. Investigators in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology are working to understand the cell- and tissue-level mechanisms involved in the development and treatment of chronic renal disease, with emphasis on nephrolithiasis. Kidney stones occur in one of every eleven Americans, and the causes underlying this painful disorder are still poorly understood. The work of renal biology researchers at IU School of Medicine involves study of both the pathology of stones and their treatment using innovative ultrasound devices.