Basic Science

ASN Foundation for Kidney Research Grants opened October 11

The ASN Foundation for Kidney Research (ASN Foundation) has now opened applications for its Career Development Grants, Clinician Educator Grant, and Research Fellowship program. The ASN Foundation funds clinical and basic research and provides grant support to ASN members at various points in their careers.

Increased risk of CKD in patients with rosacea: A nationwide population-based matched cohort study

A peer-reviewed study from Taiwan released in the Public Library of Science (PLOS), concluded that “rosacea is an independent risk factor for CKD. High rosacea severity and old age further increased CKD risk in patients with rosacea".

Conducting Trials in Nephrology: Challenges and Conclusions

"The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) group convened a meeting of stakeholders in September 2016 to identify challenges and make recommendations to improve trial data in nephrology[1] Their conclusions were made public nearly 8 months later and are briefly reported in the full article on Medscape".

Comments and advice on how to read a journal’s rejection letter

Stephen Heard, an evolutionary ecologist and entomologist at the University of New Brunswick and previously faculty at the University of Iowa, recently published a short blog detailing how best to read and react to a rejection letter after submitting your work to a journal.

Click here if you’d like to read the full blog.

Are Scientific Articles Less Reader Friendly Now? Karolinska Researchers Say Yes.

Authors from Karolinska Institute examined over 700,000 articles and concluded that "readability of science is steadily decreasing." See what you think.

7 CRISPR projects in US receive $65 million total funding from DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced $65 million in funding on July 19th, 2017 to seven projects in the US to further improve safety and accuracy of gene editing.

VA Center for Innovation Releases Broad Agency Announcement for Funding Pioneering Kidney Projects

Building upon momentum from the Kidney Innovation Summit hosted earlier this year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), along with support from the American Society of Nephrology, the VA Center for Innovation (VACI) released a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) this week designed to source and fund early stage research, development, prototyping, and piloting of pioneering ideas in the kidney space. 

Collaborating for Positive Change: ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN Celebrate One-Year Anniversary

Challenges associated with kidney care are complex. June 1, 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of the Declaration of Collaboration between ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN, a formal acknowledgement of their ongoing efforts to improve the lives of millions of patients and the professionals who will advance treatment, research, education and policy.

Telling the Story of Research: Visual Abstracts

CJASN adds visual abstracts, expanding the impact of clinical and basic research.

Congress Passes Omnibus Bill, Heads to White House - Approves $2 billion to NIH

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the House passed a bipartisan $1 trillion omnibus spending bill by a vote of 309-118, and the Senate passed the bill 79-18 on Thursday, May 4th.  The spending package avoided a government shutdown and funds the government at updated levels through the end of September.