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Kidney Stone Mystery Solved: Why Some People Are More Prone to Develop Kidney Stones, Washington University in St. Louis Study



4/19/2012 7:17:19 AM

Kidney stones strike an estimated 1 million Americans each year, and those who have experienced the excruciating pain say it is among the worst known to man (or woman). Now, new research by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides evidence to explain why some people are more prone to develop the condition than others. Their discovery opens the door to finding effective drug treatments and a test that could assess a person's risk of kidney stones.

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