Archive for January 2019
Tat’ll do nicely!
Tat’ll do nicely! Maria Thompson 29 January 2019 Everybody loves beanie, the official mascot for Kidney Research UK. You’ll see him at events, on our web pages and even in the most unlikely places such as rafting down the Zambezi river – (a group of supporters took a Beanie soft toy on their epic fundraiser.)…Read More
Iron trial results pave the way for improved haemodialysis
Iron trial results pave the way for improved haemodialysis Maria Thompson 29 January 2019 An update of the highly anticipated results of a Kidney Research UK facilitated clinical trial, designed to determine the optimum dose of IV iron for a kidney patient on haemodialysis, has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N…Read More
Research findings shed light on harms of certain drugs
Research findings shed light on harms of certain drugs 28 January 2019 Scientists have identified an enzyme that is a “master regulator” of kidney function, which if excessively suppressed, can trigger renal failure. Their findings have implications for the use of existing drugs and the development of new pharmaceuticals. Funded by Kidney Research UK and…Read More
Empowering patients through shared haemodialysis care
Empowering patients through shared haemodialysis care Angela Lumsden 23 January 2019 Key players involved in a project to improve the care of patients on haemodialysis (HD) met in Leeds yesterday (January 22), to celebrate and share the success of the project and discuss the next steps. Led by a team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS…Read More
Kidney transplant unites two families in a unique friendship that lasts a lifetime
Kidney transplant unites two families in a unique friendship that lasts a lifetime Maria Thompson 22 January 2019 Grief stricken by the loss of their eldest in a hit and run car crash, the victim’s parents found comfort in the fact their daughter’s organs saved the lives of six other people. Their decision not only…Read More
Changing the way we transplant kidneys, forever
A Kidney Research UK-funded trial aiming at improving the success rates of transplant operations, has reached the half way point.Read More
She only went and won it!
Best selling author Jenny Colgan nervously took to the infamous black chair to raise money for Kidney Research UK on Celebrity Mastermind on Thursday (3 January 2018).Read More