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Genes may help to explain why kidney stones come back

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Genes may help to explain why kidney stones come back

Genes may help to explain why kidney stones come back 15 November 2019 New research published today and co-funded by us has revealed 20 genetic areas linked to kidney stone disease, seven of which have never been linked to the condition before. As well pinning down which genetic areas are linked to kidney stones ,…

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Kidney research funding open

Kidney research funding open Get support and funding to tackle the big renal questions with our career development grants 14 November 2019 The academic year is in full swing, and many are scrambling to start work in the lab, planning experiments, poring over the literature and looking at where their research could go next. Others…

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Giving donor kidneys a boost so more transplants are possible

Giving donor kidneys a boost so more transplants are possible 22 October 2019 What is the problem? More than 5000 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list. Around half of all donor kidneys can’t be transplanted because they are not healthy enough, or doctors use ‘marginal’ kidneys of lower quality – but these are…

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From war child to leading the fight against kidney disease

From war child to leading the fight against kidney disease 17 October 2019 Growing-up in a war-torn country, separated from her parents hundreds of miles away in London, kidney specialist Soma Meran says the childhood memories of the Iraq war will always shape her. Today, she pours her energy into finding a cure for kidney…

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Scientists discover molecule protects against kidney disease in diabetes

Scientists discover molecule protects against kidney disease in diabetes 15 October 2019 In September, our funding helped scientists make an exciting discovery – that boosting a molecule called soluble Nogo-B (or sNogo-B) can improve diabetic kidney disease in mice by protecting blood vessels. This finding suggests that targeting and boosting this molecule using drugs could…

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Research highlights at Fellows Day 2019

Research highlights at Fellows Day 2019 20 September 2019 Researchers across the renal disciplines, as well as people living with kidney disease attended Kidney Research UK’s annual Fellows Day event, which took place at the University of Leicester this month. A total of 43 researchers funded by the charity presented on the outcomes of their…

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UK kidney biobank study hits target

UK kidney biobank study hits target Angela Lumsdon 30 August 2019 We are delighted that our NURTuRE-CKD biobank project has hit our target of 3,000 people. NURTuRE is the first unique biobank for chronic kidney disease (CKD) and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome (INS) across England, Scotland and Wales. It will provide a vital resource for researchers…

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Our scientists reveal how a faulty gene leads to kidney disease

Our scientists reveal how a faulty gene leads to kidney disease Dr Maria Tennant 15 August 2019 Research led by scientists at the University of Bristol and funded by us has today provided new insights into why a faulty gene involved in a devastating form of a kidney condition called nephrotic syndrome leads to disease…

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