Kidney disease and high blood pressure are linked to each other. Permanent high pressure in the blood vessels damages kidneys’ filtration system, which is supposed to remove toxins from the bloodstream. Kidney failure is then a possibility.
Pulmonary hypertension used to be near fatal. The rare disease causes high lung pressure. But a new class of medical substances saves lives. The researchers who discovered them were awarded the 2015 German Future Prize.
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