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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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Identifying a new drug target for diabetic kidney disease

Identifying a new drug target for diabetic kidney disease 06 February 2024 Dr Mark Dockrell from St Helier Hospital has been awarded a PhD studentship of £86,000 to investigate why a new class of diabetes drugs have shown unexpected improvements in people with diabetic kidney disease.   The problem of understanding diabetic kidney disease progression A…

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Finding new ways to treat diabetic kidney disease

Finding new ways to treat diabetic kidney disease 22 January 2024 Professor Richard Coward from the University of Bristol has been awarded a research project grant of £230,000 to investigate a potential new treatment approach for diabetic kidney disease (DKD).  Professor Richard Coward What is the problem with current treatments for diabetic kidney diease? DKD…

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Finding the best way to prevent kidney failure in diabetic kidney disease

Finding the best way to prevent kidney failure in diabetic kidney disease 15 January 2024 Professor Simon Satchell from the University of Bristol has been awarded a research project grant of £193,000 to identify new targets for the treatment of diabetic kidney disease (DKD). What is the problem? DKD develops in up to 45% of…

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Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing

Tackling multiple health conditions for holistic wellbeing 13 December 2023 Kidney disease often doesn’t appear on its own; it is commonly linked with other conditions including heart disease, diabetes and mental health conditions. Studying other health conditions alongside kidney disease is crucial to understand how these conditions influence each other, leading to more effective treatments…

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Do chemical changes to kidney DNA cause diabetic kidney disease?

Do chemical changes to kidney DNA cause diabetic kidney disease? 29 November 2023 Dr Abigail Lay from the University of Manchester has been awarded an Intermediate Fellowship grant of £235,000 to investigate whether chemical changes to DNA can cause diabetic kidney disease and medications which reverse these changes could be used as a novel treatment…

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New Wales project for underserved communities launches on World Diabetes Day

New Wales project for underserved communities launches on World Diabetes Day 14 November 2023 Today is World Diabetes Day, and Kidney Research UK is at the Senedd (the Welsh Parliament). We caught up with Neerja Jain, our health equalities programme manager, to find out why. Why is today an important day for Kidney Research UK…

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New screening programme in Wales

New screening programme in Wales 13 April 2023 Working in partnership with NHS Wales and Diabetes UK Cymru, and in consultation with Kidney Wales, we’re spearheading a new project to screen for and prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) in people with diabetes in Wales with existing kidney patients empowering at-risk patients.   The problem  Diabetes is…

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