June 01, 2015

New research on kidney stone formation reveals that zinc levels may contribute to kidney stone formation, a common urinary condition that can cause excruciating pain. The research found that zinc may be the core by which stone formation starts.

The study, led by UC San Francisco, opens a new perspective into the cause of urinary stones and related diseases and might ultimately lead to the identification of new preventive and therapeutic approaches.

October 14, 2014

 This presentation was given at the Educational Seminar at Dr. Jack McAninch’s honoring and celebration, San Francisco, CA 2014

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May 20, 2014

Animal models are important in studying kidney stone disease because they help scientists understand the genetic underpinnings and basic mechanisms of human stone disease, and allow testing of drugs and dietary interventions than can be used in humans.  Three investigators discussed their latest stone disease research and the value of animal models, including rodent models, Drosophila fruit fly models
and swine models, in a panel discussion during Monday’s Plenary I session.