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Improving outcomes for patients born with posterior urethral valves

Improving outcomes for patients born with posterior urethral valves 01 July 2022 Professor David Long and his team at University College London are looking to improve outcomes for patients born with posterior urethral valves (PUV). In PUV the bladder can change and become less flexible. This affects the way urine can flow out of the…

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Kidney-BEAM for kids

Kidney-BEAM for kids 30 June 2022 Dr Pelagia Koufaki and her team are looking to replicate the enormous success of the Kidney-BEAM platform by creating a bespoke version of the portal for children and young people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Kidney Research UK are delighted to support this work after having funded Kidney-BEAM. The…

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Funding new paediatric research with your support

Funding new paediatric research with your support 29 June 2022 In our continuing commitment to identify and fund the very best research into discovering the causes of and effective treatments for kidney disease, Kidney Research UK has recently granted five new awards amounting to a total of £631,183.  Prof David Long in the research lab…

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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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New treatment recommended for kidney patients with anaemia

New treatment recommended for kidney patients with anaemia 21 June 2022 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended roxadustat for the treatment of anaemia in adult chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. The new first of its kind medication (brand name Evrenzo) will offer a simplified and more tolerable treatment. The exciting…

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NICE decision brings transplant hope to highly sensitised patients

NICE decision brings transplant hope to highly sensitised patients 17 June 2022 Kidney Research UK has welcomed a decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to recommend a treatment to enable people who are highly sensitised to have a kidney transplant without the organ being rejected. What is imlifidase? The new treatment,…

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‘Gold standard’ research hub gets to work after Manchester launch

‘Gold standard’ research hub gets to work after Manchester launch 16 June 2022 A new research hub dedicated to the study of Alport syndrome has been launched at the University of Manchester. The Stoneygate and Kidney Research UK Alport Research Hub, was created thanks to £2.55M investment from Stoneygate Trust in partnership with charity Kidney…

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