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Opening new opportunities

Opening new opportunities 26 May 2022 With more than 60 delegates and 30 companies in the room, Kidney Research UK’s Industry Day 2022 opened new opportunities for collaboration in our ambitious plans to drive a step change in defeating kidney disease.  Our aim is to work with partners to deliver our research priorities to prevent…

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Kidney community steps up to support Kidney Beam

Kidney community steps up to support Kidney Beam 16 December 2021 Kidney Beam, the platform helping kidney patients’ wellbeing through live, online and on demand exercise classes and programmes, is being bolstered by support across the kidney community. In an unprecedented move, Kidney Research UK is joining forces with Kidney Care UK, the National Kidney…

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The BioIndustry Association and Kidney Research UK announce new Charity of the Year partnership

The BioIndustry Association and Kidney Research UK announce new Charity of the Year partnership 01 December 2021 Kidney Research UK has been chosen to be the BioIndustry Association’s charity partner for 2022. The partnership aims to raise funds, increase awareness of kidney health, and promote kidney research to the life sciences ecosystem.     The BIA, the UK’s trade association for innovative life sciences,…

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Alternative funding to drive progress

Alternative funding to drive progress 13 July 2021 At Kidney Research UK we are determined to make research happen faster and make it count for patients sooner.   Although we are the largest charity dedicated to funding kidney research in the UK, if we are going to end kidney disease, we need to do more to drive discoveries and make…

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NURTuRE – the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales.

The UK Renal Research Strategy recognised the need for a kidney biobank. Kidney Research UK has led the collaboration with industry and academia to launch NURTuRE (the National Unified Renal Translational Research Enterprise) – the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales and a key resource for the renal research community. What will be…

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ASSIST-CKD – identifying and monitoring people at greatest risk of progressive chronic kidney disease.

ASSIST-CKD – identifying and monitoring people at greatest risk of progressive chronic kidney disease. 01 April 2019 We are leading a UK-wide project, supported by the Health Foundation, which involves over 20 renal units and pathology laboratories, and their surrounding GP practices covering an estimated population of around 11-12 million people across the UK. The…

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Iron and Heart – a pilot clinical trial in iron deficient but non-anaemic people with advanced chronic kidney disease.

The Anaemia Clinical Study Group (CSG), sought to deliver a small pilot clinical trial to produce initial evidence on whether iron loading can reverse abnormality in heart muscle function and relieve symptoms associated with skeletal muscle impairment in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. This pilot clinical study is academically-led by Professor Sunil Bhandari at Hull…

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PIVOTAL – A pioneering trial of worldwide importance

A pioneering trial of worldwide importance We have co-ordinated a pioneering clinical trial investigating the optimum amount of intravenous iron that can be given to patients on dialysis to treat anaemia effectively and safely. A complication of being treated for kidney failure using haemodialysis is that patients develop anaemia and iron deficiency. This is a condition…

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