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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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Ground-breaking clinical trial offers treatment hope for IgA nephropathy

Ground-breaking clinical trial offers treatment hope for IgA nephropathy 12 February 2024 A world-first clinical trial, designed around the insights of a kidney patient, has shown that the drug fostamatinib can reduce levels of protein in urine (proteinuria) – a common sign of kidney damage – in people with advanced IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Trial marks…

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Patient experts help gain NICE approval for new IgA nephropathy treatment

Patient experts help gain NICE approval for new IgA nephropathy treatment 14 November 2023 A new treatment to slow the progression of IgA nephropathy, a type of chronic kidney disease, has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The announcement means that certain patients with the condition will soon have…

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New results highlight potential therapy to stop kidney transplant rejection

New results highlight potential therapy to stop kidney transplant rejection 12 April 2022 In a recent study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, our researchers at Imperial College London have shown that a drug that is already in use for other conditions may be an effective therapy to prevent antibody-mediated rejection of transplanted kidneys. Our immune…

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