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Hitting the right note in dialysis care

06 Jul 2021
The team that tunes dialysis from left to right: Manfred Hecking, Karl Mechtler, and Peter Pichler (missing Siegfried Wassertheurer), scientists and musicians (Credit: IMP).

Patients with malfunctioning kidneys often need dialysis to rid their blood of unwanted molecules and excess water. Personalising the settings of dialysis for each patient is crucial for their health, but it is complicated and error-prone. A group of scientists at the Vienna BioCenter, the Medical University of Vienna, and the Austrian Institute of Technology was awarded a competitive grant from the Vienna Science and Technology Fund to develop a precision medicine approach to dialysis treatment.

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