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New study to predict low blood pressure during dialysis

New study to predict low blood pressure during dialysis 11 June 2021 We’ve awarded a grant to a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham, the University of Derby and the Royal Derby Hospital to tackle the sudden drop in blood pressure some patients experience during haemodialysis using novel pressure sensors on the dialysis…

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New study to understand blood pressure control

New study to understand blood pressure control 17 May 2021 Thanks to our funding, Dr Elizabeth Wan from University College London will start a new study to understand the pathways that control blood pressure and hopes to find new treatments. In her fellowship grant, Elizabeth will study a kidney protein called SLC12A3, to work out how it is controlled, if new genes are involved, and if any changes are linked to blood pressure or heart health. Dr Elizabeth Wan…

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Research reveals new kidney genes causing high blood pressure

Research reveals new kidney genes causing high blood pressure 07 May 2021 An international research team supported by Kidney Research UK and the British Heart Foundation has discovered 179 kidney genes responsible for high blood pressure.  The new research, led by researchers at the University of Manchester and published today in Nature Genetics, has revealed how changes in kidney genes can cause high blood pressure. Over…

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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…

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