Archive for April 2020
Andy Cole starts research fund with our charity after his own kidney failure
Andy Cole starts research fund with our charity after his own kidney failure 29 April 2020 Footballing legend and Kidney Research UK ambassador Andy Cole is launching a new fund to help kidney patients across the UK, after facing the toughest battle of his life when his own kidneys failed. The Andy Cole Fund will…Read More
Paul Daniels’s grandson brings a touch of magic to The 2.6 Challenge
Paul Daniels’s grandson brings a touch of magic to The 2.6 Challenge 24 April 2020 Lewis Daniels is a regular 21-year-old university student who has more than one special gift. Not only has he inherited his famous grandfather’s talent for magic, he has been given a donor kidney, from his mum Jo. “I’m taking on…Read More
New research gives clues to artery problems in high blood pressure
New research gives clues to artery problems in high blood pressure 23 April 2020 A small piece of genetic material could hold the key to diagnosing and treating high blood pressure earlier Research led by University of Glasgow was part-funded by Kidney Research UK New research by scientists in Scotland has found that a small…Read More
The training must go on!
The training must go on! 22 April 2020 A Virgin Money London Marathon runner, who is taking part for Kidney Research UK in memory of her inspirational dad, is back in training after the iconic event was postponed to the autumn. Abbie Bird is among 40,000 runners who have re-arranged plans and training schedules, after…Read More
The 2.6 Challenge: what can you do?
The 2.6 Challenge: what can you do? 17 April 2020 Kidney Research UK calls on supporters to join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020 Thousands of mass participation events have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing uncertainty to UK charities which rely on these events for vital fundraising income.…Read More
COVID-19 – our updated charity statement
COVID-19 – our updated charity statement 17 April 2020 Over recent weeks, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented us with huge challenges. We’ve updated our statement, and we will continue to do so as the situation changes. Hear from Sandra Currie, our Chief Executive, to find out more about the impact coronavirus is having and…Read More
Doctors are joining forces as a global team
Doctors are joining forces as a global team 15 April 2020 Doctors are joining forces as a global team community to ensure patients receive the best treatment during the coronavirus outbreak. Professor Sunil Bhandari, a nephrology consultant and trustee for Kidney Research UK, says it is the first time he has seen so much information…Read More
“It’s a tough time in medicine”
“It’s a tough time in medicine” 15 April 2020 It’s a tough time in medicine, says our Trustee on the front line, renal consultant Adnan Sharif. Nobody can face this much daily pressure and bear it alone, says renal consultant Adnan Sharif, who has spoken of the camaraderie of NHS staff holding each other up…Read More
Vice Chair of Trustees, David Prosser, writes about the importance of research, now more than ever.
Vice Chair of Trustees, David Prosser, writes about the importance of research, now more than ever. 14 April 2020 David Prosser, our Vice Chair of Trustees, writes in social isolation on the Coronavirus situation and the importance now, more than ever, of research to improve the lives of people affected by kidney disease. David Prosser,…Read More
Stiff vessels, kidneys, inflammation and a little bit of genetic material
Stiff vessels, kidneys, inflammation and a little bit of genetic material 09 April 2020 New research reveals how a small piece of genetic material called a micro-RNA might explain why high blood pressure develops and how we might treat it. Over a billion people around the world have high blood pressure, or hypertension, and it…Read More