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Kidney Research UK welcomes new organ donation fatwa

Greater clarity on issues surrounding organ donation has been brought to the Muslim community, after a leading UK-based Muslim scholar has published a new fatwa (religious guidance) on the subject. This follows several years’ of work supported by NHS Blood and Transplant. As an eminent Sunni scholar, Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt’s announcement is likely to…


Diabetic drug trial follow-on results reveal promising outcomes for diabetic kidney patients

Further findings from a landmark trial studying a new treatment for people with both Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been revealed. Further analysis of data from the phase 3 CREDENCE clinical trial shows that the drug canagliflozin significantly reduced the risk of heart attacks and heart failure, as well as kidney…


Researchers call for international collaboration to prevent kidney injury caused by plant-based drugs or food

Researchers at King’s College London are calling for scientists and doctors across the world to work together to prevent kidney injury caused by botanicals – which are drugs or food made from plants. Published in the World Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and with Kidney Research UK funding, the team has developed a framework for…

Andy Jones

Stage four kidney disease patient runs half marathon raising thousands for research

Running 13.1 miles for charity is a fantastic achievement, but to do it when you are nearing end stage kidney disease, now that’s something to shout about. Father of two Andy Jones did just that only this month, completing the Chester half marathon in two hours and 23 minutes. He raised over £2,000 for Kidney…


Cardiovascular, metabolic and kidney disease: Cross-cutting science and best practice

Cardiovascular, metabolic and kidney disease: Cross-cutting science and best practice at the Royal College of Physicians, London Monday 1 July Kidney Research UK, the Renal Association, NIHR and the Royal College of Physicians have jointly developed an exciting one-day conference taking place on 1 July at the Royal College of Physicians in London. aim is…

Pint of Science

All things kidney over a pint or two!

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 learn about science over a pint. It now runs in 21 countries worldwide. In…

Holly Reshad

Two runners – one a beauty queen, one a lab researcher – and one half marathon for kidney research

Holly Reshad is Miss Edinburgh 2019 and she’s a student of science. Katie Mylonas is a Kidney Research UK funded researcher working on damaged cells in kidneys. On Sunday 26 May both of them ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise awareness about and funds for research into kidney disease. Holly’s story Holly said: “It’s…


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

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 of physical, mental and sometimes visual impairments. The condition affects approximately one in 80,000 newborns, and one third…


#TEAMKIDNEY smashes it at the London Marathon

#TEAMKIDNEY took on the Virgin Money London Marathon in style on Sunday, with 65 runners completing the 26.2 mile course and raising over £135,000 for Kidney Research UK. Keith Willis Marathon Runner “We couldn’t be more proud of our runners, they go above and beyond for our cause,” said Marc Stowell, Director of Fundraising and…


Postie prepares to do his round dressed as a stormtrooper to mark May 4

A postman from Blackpool plans to raiser awareness for Kidney Research UK by swapping his familiar Royal Mail uniform for a movie accurate stormtrooper costume when he delivers mail on May 4. Darren Sutcliffe (48), is an avid Star Wars fan whose stepfather sadly passed away last year. He is taking on the grueling task…