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#TEAMKIDNEY smashes it at the London Marathon

#TEAMKIDNEY smashes it at the London Marathon by Rosie Loft 29 April 2019 #TEAMKIDNEY took on the Virgin Money London Marathon in style on Sunday, with 65 runners completing the 26.2 mile course and raising over £135,000 for Kidney Research UK. Keith Willis Marathon Runner “We couldn’t be more proud of our runners, they go…

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Postie prepares to do his round dressed as a stormtrooper to mark May 4

Postie prepares to do his round dressed as a stormtrooper to mark May 4 by Maria Thompson 24 April 2019 A postman from Blackpool plans to raiser awareness for Kidney Research UK by swapping his familiar Royal Mail uniform for a movie accurate stormtrooper costume when he delivers mail on May 4. Darren Sutcliffe (48),…

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From bench to bedside: how research changes lives

From bench to bedside: how research changes lives There is no known cure for kidney disease. Every year, more than 60,000 people in the UK are treated for kidney failure. For people with kidney failure the only way to stay alive is through unremitting dialysis or a kidney transplant. Even then, life expectancy on dialysis…

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Funding ways to save patients’ kidneys from polycystic kidney disease

Funding research to save patients’ kidneys from polycystic kidney disease Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited condition that causes small, fluid-filled cysts to form in the kidneys. The cysts grow, forming balloon-like swellings, enlarging the kidney and impairing its function. In the early stages there may be no symptoms and often symptoms won’t appear…

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Working towards a cure for kidney cancer

Working towards a cure for kidney cancer With a grant of £99,707 from us, Dr John Bradley has made a breakthrough that could one day lead to a new treatment for kidney cancer. We are funding the next stage of his vital research in partnership with Garfield Weston. Within the next hour, someone in the…

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Eculizumab a new drug to treat aHUS

Eculizumab a new drug to treat aHUS 16 April 2019 With funding from Kidney Research UK, Professor Tim Goodship and his team have discovered a new way to treat a rare and life-threatening kidney disease. Atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS) is a destructive kidney condition that affects the immune system, causing it to attack the…

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Normothermic perfusion

Changing the way we transplant kidneys with normothermic perfusion Over £850,000 in funding from Kidney Research UK has enabled Professor Mike Nicholson to develop and test a new technique to revolutionise the way kidney transplant operations are done. The first project to be funded through our Making Every Kidney Count Appeal is being led by…

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Pint of Science Festival takes a look at all things kidney

Pint of Science Festival takes a look at all things kidney by Sarah Williams 08 April 2019 For the third year in a row, we are delighted to be partnering with the Pint of Science Festival. This international science festival brings leading scientists and researchers to local pubs where they will present their latest discoveries,…

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