Taiwan is the highest incidence and prevalence of renal failure. The dominant polycystic kidney disease (commonly known as bubble kidney) is the most common genetic disease causing kidney failure.

Chung Yu-Chih, the President of Kaohsiung Medical University, said that this study is the first study of kidney disease genes in human stem cells in Taiwan. The research results were published in the international journal EBioMedicine in February. Polycystic kidney disease is the fourth leading cause of kidney disease. The most common cause of death is cardiovascular complications. There is still no effective treatment for the disease. Now we found that cardiovascular complications caused by polycystic kidney disease and mutated genes of polycystic kidney disease. In this regard, this discovery will take its pathogens and future treatments to a new level and develop new treatments for kidney disease.

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