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Can we support new approaches to kidney care by looking more closely at personalised care? The NURTuRE perspective

Can we support new approaches to kidney care by looking more closely at personalised care? The NURTuRE perspective 27 March 2024 At the well-attended Advanced Therapies 2024 meeting on 20 March at ExCel London, Michael Nation, Director of NURTuRE, shared Kidney Research UK’s plans to advance approaches to precision medicine through innovation and collaboration. Drawing…

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Pregnancy and Alport syndrome: a new way to look at the kidney filters

Pregnancy and Alport syndrome: a new way to look at the kidney filters 26 March 2024 With the support of a Kidney Research UK grant of £170,000, Dr Kenton Arkill and his team at the University of Nottingham are using a new type of imaging technique to investigate how pregnancy impacts kidney health in people…

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Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients

Survey highlights gaps in mental health care for UK kidney patients 12 March 2024 Depression is common in people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD), but there is huge variability in how it is identified and treated across kidney centres. In new results published in the Journal of Renal Care, Dr Joe Chilcot from King’s…

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Can sugar patterns help to predict kidney disease?

Can sugar patterns help to predict kidney disease? 23 February 2024 Dr Andrew Chetwynd from the University of Liverpool has been awarded a Kidney Research UK senior fellowship award of £303,000 to investigate whether the patterns of sugars on immune proteins can predict kidney damage.  The problem when IgA attacks the kidneys Immunoglobulin A (IgA)…

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Can diabetic eye disease treatments affect kidney function?

Can diabetic eye disease treatments affect kidney function? 20 February 2024 Dr Bang Zheng and Professor Laurie Tomlinson from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have been awarded a Kidney Research UK-Stoneygate project grant of £80,900 to investigate whether drugs called ‘vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitors’, which are used to treat the eye…

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Understanding the link between genetics and the immune system in the development of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome

Understanding the link between genetics and the immune system in the development of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome 20 February 2024 Dr Gabriel Doctor from University College London has received a Kidney Research UK clinical training fellowship award of £300,000 to investigate the genetic causes of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS). The problem with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome INS…

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Can stem cells help us improve the condition of donor kidneys?

Can stem cells help us improve the condition of donor kidneys? 14 February 2024 Dr Sarah Hosgood from the University of Cambridge has received a Kidney Research UK research project grant of £114,000 to investigate whether stem cells from the urine of premature babies could be used to improve the condition of kidneys from older…

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