Basic Science

Data Visualizations: Considering color choices

Lisa Charlotte Rost delves into what you should consider when choosing colors for data visualization. With the powerful potential of visualizations in relaying conclusions within a short burst of attention, color choices can make or break their effectiveness.

Otsuka’s JYNARQUE™ (tolvaptan) is the first treatment for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) approved by FDA

"The progressive nature of ADPKD means that kidney function gets worse over time, eventually leading to end-stage renal disease. This progression happens more rapidly for some patients than others.” said Michal Mrug, M.D., Associate Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and investigator on the REPRISE trial. “Today’s approval is great news for adults at risk of rapidly progressing ADPKD because by slowing the decline in kidney function, this therapy may give them more time before kidney transplant or dialysis.”

Communities Weekly Rewind: Bilateral Renal Infarctions

Query
How does a relatively young healthy person suddenly develop bilateral renal infarcts?

Catalog of Biases in health studies

The culmination of collaborative work between the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine and the University of Oxford, the website, Catalogue of Biases, is a complete database of possible biases that inadvertently make their way into scientific research.

Communities Weekly Rewind: Hope and Innovation in Nephrology

Months of efforts by ASN staff culminated on April 26, 2018, when ASN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Health and Human Services to establish the Kidney Innovation Accelerator, KidneyX.

Newly Launched KidneyX Aims to Accelerate the Commercialization of Innovative Therapies in Kidney Care

ASN and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have sent a clear signal in their desire to have new therapies in the kidney space through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding establishing the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX), a collaborative environment in which a community of researchers, innovators, and investors can participate.

ASN, along with 36 kidney organizations, signed letter to Senate Appropriations for additional kidney research funding at NIH

On Monday, April 23, the American Society of Nephrology and a record-setting coalition of 36 other organizations in the kidney community, authored a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees that appropriate funds for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

BMJ: Archive of Research Methods & Reporting notes

The BMJ compiled an archive on their website entitled “Statistics notes”. The archive includes numerous notes and articles that examine different research methods and statistical reporting, which are useful resources for anyone conducting their own research.

How to Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster

In this humorous piece by Dr. Tullio Rossi, How to Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster, a conference poster is described as being two things simultaneously: a networking tool and a communication tool.

The poster should attract people’s attention and serve as a conversation starter. It should also be accessible and drive attention to your research. “A scientific poster is simply a visual abstract”.

Which statistical tests should I use?

In a piece published by Evidence-Based Nursing, Allison Shorten and Brett Shorten describe different research scenarios and detail which statistical tests may be the most appropriate for the researchers to utilize.

Pages