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New research hopes to shed light on polycystic kidney disease

New research hopes to shed light on polycystic kidney disease 02 October 2023 Dr Barbara Tanos and her team at Brunel University London work on structures found on the surface of cells called cilia. Kidney Research UK and The Thompson Family Charitable Trust are proud to be funding her work investigating the role of cilia…

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Nearly half a million pounds of kidney research funding awarded to Yorkshire

Nearly half a million pounds of kidney research funding awarded to Yorkshire 24 February 2023 Yorkshire kidney patient Jermaine Jones can’t wait for two exciting research projects taking place on his doorstep. Two joint awards totalling £475,000 from Kidney Research UK and Kidney Research Yorkshire have been given to researchers at the University of Leeds…

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Looking for novel treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Looking for novel treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 25 June 2022 We are delighted to fund Professor Colin A Johnson and his work looking for novel treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).    The problem ADPKD is a genetic disorder that leads to fluid filled sacs (cysts) forming in the kidneys. It…

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Testing new treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Testing new treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 24 June 2022 It is with great pleasure we announce that we are funding Professor Albert Ong, from the University of Sheffield, on his mission to discover and test new treatments for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).   The problem Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease…

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PKD PhD Studentship for Dr Joe Cockburn

PKD PhD Studentship for Dr Joe Cockburn 23 June 2022 We are thrilled to fund a PhD student to work on this project under the supervision of Dr Joe Cockburn. Joe will lead a journey of discovery through faults in the PKHD1 gene and will learn more about the impact they have on the developing…

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PKD patients set to benefit from £0.5m research investment

PKD patients set to benefit from £0.5m research investment 27 May 2022 Kidney Research UK and The PKD Charity, have teamed up to fund three research projects to improve the lives of polycystic kidney disease (PKD) patients, with grants worth a total of £537,000. The awards mark the start of a new collaborative approach to…

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New study to understand cyst growth in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

New study to understand cyst growth in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 12 February 2022 With our funding, Dr Joshua Griffiths from the University of Sheffield’s Kidney Genetics Group will try to understand how the stiffness of the skeleton of cells affects cyst growth in patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).  The leading…

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Kidney Research UK and the PKD Charity launch ambitious partnership to progress polycystic kidney disease (PKD) research

Kidney Research UK and the PKD Charity launch ambitious partnership to progress polycystic kidney disease (PKD) research 30 September 2020 This PKD awareness month, we are delighted to launch our joint partnership with the PKD Charity (PKDC) to progress research in polycystic kidney disease (PKD).   Our vision is to improve the health and quality of…

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