In the most comprehensive and detailed study of kidney genetics so far, an international research consortium led by Eurac Research and the University of Freiburg, analysed the genetic makeup of over one million people. The scientists identified 147 gene regions which influence kidney function and for many of these regions they have isolated the specific gene involved. This study has helped to elucidate the mechanisms that control renal function enabling the assessment of risk factors that result in hereditary chronic renal failure.
"Maybe Ötzi was a mean guy?"
Conversations between disciplines: interview with mummy researcher Albert Zink and telecommunications engineer Christian Steurer.
"The biggest challenge is the overabundance of information"
Conversations between disciplines: interview with neurologist Peter Pramstaller and electronic engineer Roberto Monsorno.