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Identifying differences between centres in outcomes following kidney transplant failure

Identifying differences between centres in outcomes following kidney transplant failure 17 July 2024 Dr Maria Pippias from the University of Bristol has received a Michael Nicholson Award Research Project Grant of £90,000 to investigate any pattern or trends in good health outcomes, and any inequalities that exist, for patients with failing or failed transplants.   The…

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Finding new treatments for BK virus infection in kidney transplant patients

Finding new treatments for BK virus infection in kidney transplant patients 11 July 2024 Professor Alan Salama from University College London has received a Professor Michael Nicholson Research Project award of £170,000, co-funded by the Moross Family, to investigate a new way to tackle BK virus infection in transplant recipients to make transplants last for…

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Finding new ways to protect transplanted kidneys

Finding new ways to protect transplanted kidneys 20 June 2024 Professor David Ferenbach from the University of Edinburgh has received a Professor Michael Nicholson Research Project award of £250,000 to investigate a new strategy to make transplanted kidneys last for longer.  Professor David Ferenbach “My very first grant was with Kidney Research UK and without…

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Investigating the impact of haemodialysis on response to vaccination and infection

Investigating the impact of haemodialysis on response to vaccination and infection 19 June 2024 Dr Douglas Fink from University College London (UCL) has received a Start-up Grant of £39,500 to investigate why responses to vaccination and infection is reduced in patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) and with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Dr Douglas Fink The problem …

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Protecting vulnerable individuals from cytomegalovirus: a new approach

Protecting vulnerable individuals from cytomegalovirus: a new approach 12 June 2024 Dr Matthew Reeves from University College London has received a Paediatric Award Research Project Grant of £210,000 to develop a safe and effective vaccine against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in at-risk groups including kidney transplant patients and babies.   The problem  CMV is a common virus…

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Uniting to meet the challenge of Alport syndrome

Uniting to meet the challenge of Alport syndrome 31 May 2024 We caught up with Professor Rachel Lennon, Director of the Stoneygate and Kidney Research UK Alport Research Hub – a collaboration funded by the Stoneygate Trust in partnership with Kidney Research UK that aims to enable vital new research into Alport syndrome. Alport syndrome…

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Investigating how problems with memory and other thought processes might affect treatment-related decision-making in patients with CKD

Investigating how problems with memory and other thought processes might affect treatment-related decision-making in patients with CKD 20 May 2024 Dr Kerry-Lee Rosenberg from University College London has received an Andy Cole Fund Award clinical training fellowship of £318,000 to study the impact of undiagnosed problems with memory and other thought processes (known as cognitive…

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Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant

Understanding the impact on mental health where there is a negative outcome following a kidney transplant 20 May 2024 Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital Ms Emma Aitken from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow has received an Andy Cole Fund Award clinical training fellowship of £5,300 to understand the impact that complications following a kidney transplant…

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“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health”

“Chronic kidney disease severely impacted my mental health” 15 May 2024 In 2012, while working as a paramedic, Izzy, 48 from Bradford, received the shocking news that he was at stage four of kidney failure. Izzy had been living with a type of kidney disease called IgA nephropathy, which had caused his kidney function to…

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