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David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury
July 1, 2014 11:28 AM by David Plaut
The kidney has a remarkable capacity to withstand insults for an extended period of time. The sensitivities of individual renal cells to injury vary depending on their type, position in the nephron, local vascularization, and the nature of injury. The Read More...
Cystic Fibrosis: An Update
June 1, 2009 12:26 PM by David Plaut
The most common fatal genetic (inborn) disease in North American among Caucasians is cystic fibrosis (CF). Approximately 30,000 American suffer from CF and another 10 million persons are silent carriers of the defective gene. The gene that should produce Read More...
A Difficult Decision: Huntington’s Disease
March 28, 2008 9:19 AM by David Plaut
I have said that the color of medicine is gray. This is true in many areas of medicine. One of the more difficult areas that must be faced is in Huntington's disease (HD). Following a brief summary of the disease itself, we will examine the exceedingly Read More...
Stem Cell Research
January 22, 2008 11:30 AM by David Plaut
There is much discussion, argument and dissension among many people about the use of stem cells of any kind in medicine. For many the position is based on what might be termed received religious doctrine. For others it is based more on science. The only Read More...


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