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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Laxmi Narayna":

"… rs his only chance of survival.In Uddanam, India, a reed-thin farmer named Laxmi Narayna prepares for the grueling two-day journey he takes twice every week. For m …"

"… now,” he said. “What happened to me?”In India, the Trouble in UddanamLaxmi Narayna’s village, Gonaputtuga, is part of a verdant rural belt along India’s …"

"… the results have been delayed for months at a laboratory in Hyderabad.For Laxmi Narayna, time is running out. At the Seven Hills Hospital, he smiles bravely and s …"