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Finding new treatments for BK virus infection in kidney transplant patients

Finding new treatments for BK virus infection in kidney transplant patients 11 July 2024 Professor Alan Salama from University College London has received a Professor Michael Nicholson Research Project award of £170,000, co-funded by the Moross Family, to investigate a new way to tackle BK virus infection in transplant recipients to make transplants last for…

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Our team head to Edinburgh for UK Kidney Week

Our team head to Edinburgh for UK Kidney Week 21 June 2024 A team from Kidney Research UK travelled to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre for UK Kidney Week (UKKW) on 11-13 June 2024.  We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to engage with those in the kidney community and catch up with some…

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Finding new ways to protect transplanted kidneys

Finding new ways to protect transplanted kidneys 20 June 2024 Professor David Ferenbach from the University of Edinburgh has received a Professor Michael Nicholson Research Project award of £250,000 to investigate a new strategy to make transplanted kidneys last for longer.  Professor David Ferenbach “My very first grant was with Kidney Research UK and without…

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Investigating the impact of haemodialysis on response to vaccination and infection

Investigating the impact of haemodialysis on response to vaccination and infection 19 June 2024 Dr Douglas Fink from University College London (UCL) has received a Start-up Grant of £39,500 to investigate why responses to vaccination and infection is reduced in patients receiving haemodialysis (HD) and with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Dr Douglas Fink The problem …

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Protecting vulnerable individuals from cytomegalovirus: a new approach

Protecting vulnerable individuals from cytomegalovirus: a new approach 12 June 2024 Dr Matthew Reeves from University College London has received a Paediatric Award Research Project Grant of £210,000 to develop a safe and effective vaccine against cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in at-risk groups including kidney transplant patients and babies.   The problem  CMV is a common virus…

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New data science ‘catalyst’ aims to transform kidney patients’ lives

New data science ‘catalyst’ aims to transform kidney patients’ lives 04 June 2024 Nephrologist Dr Samira Bell has been named Associate Director of the new Kidney Data Science Catalyst – a partnership between the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Data Science Centre at Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), Kidney Research UK, and the BHF –…

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Uniting to meet the challenge of Alport syndrome

Uniting to meet the challenge of Alport syndrome 31 May 2024 We caught up with Professor Rachel Lennon, Director of the Stoneygate and Kidney Research UK Alport Research Hub – a collaboration funded by the Stoneygate Trust in partnership with Kidney Research UK that aims to enable vital new research into Alport syndrome. Alport syndrome…

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Identifying priorities at the Primary Prevention Workshop

Identifying priorities at the Primary Prevention Workshop 21 May 2024 A team from Kidney Research UK travelled to London on 16 May to host our Primary Prevention Workshop, with the aim of identifying the key research priorities to reduce the burden of kidney disease in children and young people. We were joined by researchers and…

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