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Research Sheds Light on Analyzing Kidney Stones for Proper Drug Therapy

by Kathy Jones on  April 22, 2014 at 8:23 PM Research News   - G J E 4
French researchers have used scanning electron microscopy and powder neutron diffraction analysis to assess the texture of cystine kidney stones, which are a characteristic of the genetic disease cystinuria.
 Research Sheds Light on Analyzing Kidney Stones for Proper Drug Therapy
Research Sheds Light on Analyzing Kidney Stones for Proper Drug Therapy
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Cystinuria has a variety of treatment options, but choosing a right drug is a nightmare for physicians. Hence, Dominique Bazin, Director of Research at Université Paris-Sud 11, France (now at LCMCP-College de France), and co-workers used crystallographic techniques to understand how different treatments affect the stones.

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The researchers also revealed that following the prescribed regimen also plays a vital role in the disease outcomes.

The study details appear in Journal of Applied Crystallography.



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