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Research highlights at Fellows Day 2019

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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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Young adults speak out about kidney disease

Young adults speak out about kidney disease 08 August 2019 A hard-hitting study has revealed the stark reality of being a young UK adult on renal replacement therapy. It highlights the many challenges faced by young people on dialysis and with a kidney transplant. And its findings have enabled the start of further research to…

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New drug compound could tackle major life-limiting kidney disease ADPKD

New drug compound could tackle major life-limiting kidney disease ADPKD by Rosie Loft 21 June 2019 Scientists from the University of Sheffield and the USA are developing a new class of drugs to treat autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), which is a major cause of kidney failure. Over the last 12 years the Sheffield…

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All things kidney over a pint or two!

All things kidney over a pint or two! by Sarah Williams 30 May 2019 For the third year in a row, Kidney Research UK has partnered with Pint of Science, the international annual science festival. This festival brings leading scientists and researchers to local pubs in cities across the world, so people can discover and…

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Research breakthrough brings new hope for the treatment of genetic kidney disease

Research breakthrough brings new hope for the treatment of genetic kidney disease by Maria Thompson 10 May 2019 Kidney Research UK funded scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future. Joubert syndrome is a brain disorder, causing varying degrees…

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