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Driving Discoveries 2022: connecting the renal research community

Driving Discoveries 2022: connecting the renal research community 24 November 2022 125 researchers, patients and members of the Kidney Research UK team came together in Edinburgh on 9-10 November for Driving Discoveries 2022, our first in-person congress since 2019. With two days showcasing the latest advances in renal science, this event was a unique opportunity…

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Genetic link to common cause of kidney disease in children identified

Genetic link to common cause of kidney disease in children identified 16 November 2022 Babies born with posterior urethral valves (PUV) have a thin piece of membrane blocking the exit of their bladder. This barrier prevents urine from leaving the body and can lead to kidney damage. PUV is found in 1 in 4,000 male…

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Scientific proof of the importance of supporting researchers following a career break

Scientific proof of the importance of supporting researchers following a career break 26 October 2022 Kidney Research UK, in collaboration with the Daphne Jackson Trust, fund a Fellowship programme tailored for those returning to work after a career break. These Fellowships come with mentor support and specific training courses to turbo charge the recipient’s career.…

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Improving quality of life in CKD: what can we learn from patient experiences?

Improving quality of life in CKD: what can we learn from patient experiences? 18 October 2022 A team of researchers across the UK and EU have reviewed symptom and quality of life data from almost 200,000 patients globally, to explore how this information might help support patient management.   Quality of life remains a major concern…

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Ellesmere Port lad inspiration behind cutting edge research

Ellesmere Port lad inspiration behind cutting edge research 27 September 2022  An 11-year-old boy with kidney disease has inspired his medical researcher uncle to focus his work on making more kidneys available for transplant. With our funding, Dr John Stone has been working on a novel method known as normothermic perfusion. His team are investigating…

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Worst case scenario was Sanjay’s reality

Worst case scenario was Sanjay’s reality 25 September 2022 Sanjay’s story sounds like a worst-case scenario but is an unfortunate reality for many people with kidney disease. After racing to hospital for a transplant twice, it was only on the third call from the transplant team that he was able to finally get his life…

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Our second MedTech competition launches with a focus on dialysis

Our second MedTech competition launches with a focus on dialysis 12 September 2022 Following the success of last year’s MedTech competition, we are excited to launch a brand-new competition which will focus solely on innovations in the field of dialysis.  Six awards worth £30,000 each are available to UK based teams working to transform dialysis…

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Predicting kidney rejection in paediatric kidney patients

Predicting kidney rejection in paediatric kidney patients 09 September 2022 Although dialysis is a treatment option for kidney failure, the best treatment is a kidney transplant. This is true for adults and for children. After a kidney is transplanted, kidney rejection may occur. This is usually because the immune system of the patient naturally assumes…

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