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This article was originally published in Start Up

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For many heart failure patients, diuretics are self-defeating; they activate a fluid-conservation mechanism that both limits drugs' effectiveness and damages kidneys. So great is the need for kidney-preserving diuretics that when a partner at Domain Associates learned of a promising drug candidate, he founded NovaCardia to develop it.

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