Newswise — Rockville, Md. (September 17, 2020)—Researchers have identified fundamental relationships between water and ion reabsorption, as well as cross talk between sugar reabsorption and fluid reabsorption as it relates to kidney functions. In addition, researchers concluded that the required balance between water and solute reabsorption for matching the ratio of extracellular solute and water concentrations requires participation of ion recirculation at the inner border of epithelium. These results, among several other findings, will require revisions to contemporary medical textbooks. The analysis contained in the research findings provides insight into the requirements of the kidneys for regulating the fluid that bathes major organs like the brain, heart, lungs and liver. The full article can be found here.