April 22, 2011

Fogarty Funding Opportunities for Health Research and Training Programs

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The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs.

April 18, 2011

An Overview of Kidney Biopsy (Renal Biopsy)

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A kidney biopsy (also known as renal biopsy) is the removal of a small sample of tissue from the kidney. Cells from the kidney can then be looked at in detail in the laboratory. A renal biopsy is used to diagnose and monitor certain medical conditions, including the functioning of a transplanted kidney. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis or in hospital. Preparation, biopsy, and recovery may take several hours.