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Kidney Disease Research Updates
Winter 2013

2012 Edition of NIDDK’s Annual Scientific Report Now Available

From NIDDK Director’s Update


Photograph of the cover of the 2012 annual scientific report NIDDK Recent Advances and Emerging Opportunities.

The NIDDK annual scientific report, NIDDK Recent Advances & Emerging Opportunities, is now available. This report highlights examples of NIDDK-supported research advances published in fiscal year 2011. It also includes stories of discovery, which trace research progress in specific areas over a longer time frame; profiles of patients who are benefiting from NIDDK-supported clinical research; and highlights scientific presentations made to the NIDDK Advisory Council during 2011. This year’s report includes information on the cutting-edge NIDDK-supported research being conducted on the microbiome—the collection of microorganisms that reside in and on the human body, including the digestive tract. These microbes can influence a range of physiological traits, diseases, and conditions.

To read the report, go online to Or request a hard copy via the message box at, by calling 1–800–860–8747 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or by writing to NIDDK Clearinghouses Publications Catalog, 5 Information Way, Bethesda, MD 20892–3568.


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January 2013

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