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Dr. Oni and Dr. Chetwynd in the research lab wearing white coats and green latex gloves and looking at samples in a test tube

Can urine-based markers in children with IgA vasculitis help us to understand, predict and prevent kidney damage?

Dr Louise Oni from the University of Liverpool has been awarded a Paediatric Research Project grant of £203,000 to investigate whether the levels of certain immune substances can be used to predict which children with IgA vasculitis will go on to develop kidney damage, and whether drugs targeting these immune substances could prevent this.  The…

Female receiving dialysis in hospital

What is the impact of different types of dialysis on levels of protein?

Bruno Mafrici from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has been awarded an Allied Health Professional Fellowship grant of £211,000 to investigate whether different types of dialysis affect nutritional loss and whether increased protein consumption could improve outcomes in patients receiving dialysis.  The problem Dialysis is a life-saving treatment that uses equipment to remove waste products…

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£3m+ research package announced to combat kidney disease

Kidney Research UK has announced a major package of research funding aimed at tackling some of the most prominent issues surrounding kidney disease. Totalling £3m+, the charity’s latest rounds incorporate research grants focused on driving innovations in transplantation, mental health, Alport syndrome and other key areas of science relating to kidney disease. And further investment…

Andy Cole at the Andy Cole Fund gala

Manchester United Legend announces new kidney research funding

Manchester United legend Andy Cole has announced £250k worth of research funding to combat kidney disease, as part of his work with us thanks to a fundraising scheme set up in his name, the Andy Cole Fund.   The former striker, who graced the field at Old Trafford between 1995 to 2001, has worked in…

Person on dialysis

How important is peer support for patients new to dialysis or transplantation?

Dr Anna Winterbottom from St James’s University Hospital, Leeds, has received a Kidney Research UK-Stoneygate Award of £48,000 to study the role of peer support in helping patients adjust to dialysis and transplant. The problem People on dialysis and those receiving a transplant must adopt new routines and restrictions into their daily lives. For example,…

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REdefining haemoDIALysis with data-driven materials innovation: towards miniaturisation and the wearable artificial kidney (REDIAL)

With a joint Kidney Research UK-Stoneygate grant of £180,000, Professor Grazia de Angelis from the University of Edinburgh is working on new materials to support the development of a wearable artificial kidney. The problem There has been very little innovation in dialysis since the 1960s and due to the waiting time for kidney transplants, most…

Andrew hosting an awareness raising stand in his local hospital

Volunteering to make the most of a second chance after transplant

After noticing that he’d developed an “unquenchable thirst” and had lost a lot of weight, Andrew Freeman was told by a friend that he was showing all the signs of having diabetes. He was 30 years old and up until this point in his life, he’d had no major health issues. But a trip to…

Presentation happening at Industry Day with delegates listening

Driving progress for kidney patients: Industry Day 2023

Kidney Research UK’s Industry Day was held on 6 July 2023, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. With 90 delegates in attendance from the life science industry, charity and research alongside members of the kidney patient community, we were delighted to showcase our progress this year and make plans for future collaborations.  Transforming kidney…

Rachel Cox with patient Guy Hunter

A new way to measure the burden of dialysis for kidney patients

Kidney Research UK have awarded Dr David Wellsted from the University of Hertfordshire a £82,000 PhD Studentship to develop a new tool to measure treatment burden for patients who are receiving dialysis treatment.  The problem Dialysis is an effective treatment for kidney failure, but it can also cause high levels of burden for patients and…

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New research aims to reduce complications in children on haemodialysis

Dr Claudio Capelli’s work is supported by a Kidney Research UK grant of £81,000.  The problem As kidney function declines patients may need kidney replacement therapy. This either involves dialysis, using a machine to clean the blood, or a kidney transplant. Finding a suitable kidney for transplant can be a slow process, and children are…

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