As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

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"… think that it’s preventable,” said Daniel Brooks, an epidemiologist at Boston University who is leading a study in Nicaragua of the new form of CKD. “I’m very …"

"… s ombudsman — leading to an agreement that the company fund the ongoing Boston University study.The BU team has pinpointed evidence suggesting that heat stress and …"

"… s — suggesting a pre-existing exposure as well.Brooks, the leader of the Boston University team, hypothesizes that a toxic exposure may render the population vulnera …"

"… are beginning to study each other’s work independently. Scientists from Boston University, the Central American NGO SALTRA, and Sri Lanka have shared notes, and man …"