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Professor John Bertram has been featured in many outlets, here are a few highlights:

About Professor Bertram’s research:

  • A study co-led by Monash BDI's Professor John Bertram, and Dr Go Kanzaki from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo, showed - for the first time  - that Japanese people have significantly fewer nephrons, the tiny filtering units in kidneys, than most other races. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight, supports a link between low nephron count and hypertension and also chronic kidney disease (CKD). One in eight people in Japan have CKD, the second highest rate of the disease in the world. These findings were covered across different media from IFLScience, Intellasia, Science Alert. October 2017.

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