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Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Kidney disease: Here's why too much phosphorous is bad for you

Excess phosphorous in human body can cause chronic kindey diseases, including hyperphosphatemia - in which phosphate levels shoot up abnormally high.

Element essential for life found in supernova remains

Scientists have for the first time discovered phosphorous as one of the essential elements for life in the cosmic leftovers from a supernova explosion.

How life on Earth started 2 bn years ago

Two billion years ago, the Earth system was recovering from perhaps the single-most profound modification of its surface environments: the oxygenation of the atmosphere and oceans.

Vegetarian diet good for kidneys

Sticking to a vegetarian diet can help kidney disease patients avoid accumulating toxic levels of phosphorous in their bodies.