U to receive $154,000 for kidney disease research

A federal agency awarded the University $154,000 for kidney disease research, a spokesman from the office of Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., said Wednesday.

According to a Tuesday press release, the University will use the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to find treatment for unilateral renal artery stenosis.

This is a kidney disorder that, according to medical reports, causes hypertension.

The institution will use the money to obtain blood and urine samples from around the nation, the release stated.

“The grant money will advance discoveries of treatments for kidney diseases and will lead to new research techniques as well,” Coleman said in the release.