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Improving the viability of transplanted kidneys using cell therapy

Transplantation is the gold-standard treatment for end stage kidney disease but there is a shortage of suitable organs. To increase the donor pool, there has been increasing use of so-called ‘marginal’ kidneys from ‘donation after circulatory death’ (DCD) donors which are typically elderly donors with comorbidities. Read more
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Vascular endothelial glycocalyx dysfunction as a therapeutic target in sepsis-associated acute kidney injury

Sepsis is the leading cause of acute kidney injury (sAKI), associated with high morbidity and mortality.1,2 Unfortunately, there is no treatment for sAKI, current therapies are nonspecific and supportive of the vital organs. Read more

Computational Studies of Haemodynamic Properties in Arteriovenous Fistula and Peripheral Arteries

Understanding the haemodynamic properties in coronary artery and renal dialysis venous access (DVA) in patients will help to improve the performance and longevity of renal DVA and coronary stent which underpins the life supporting haemodialysis techniques. Read more
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A Multi-Omics approach to understanding cardiovascular risk in patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease

Background. End-stage Kidney failure, also known as End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD), is the final, irreversible stage of chronic kidney disease (CKD), where kidney function has worsened to the point that the kidneys can no longer function independently. Read more

MRC Precision Medicine: VascuSenS – A platform for active self-reporting implantables for cardiovascular disease

  Research Group: Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Project summary. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the single most significant medical, social and financial problem, both in Scotland and across the globe, with one third of global mortality attributable to vascular complications (WHO Stats 2022). Read more
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EASTBIO: Investigating the bacterial response to antimicrobials in kidney organoids

  Research Group: Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Deanery of Biomedical Sciences. Bacterial urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common; 50% of catheterized patients develop UTIs, which are 40% of hospital-acquired infections, and 33% of otherwise-healthy women will suffer a UTI by 24. Read more

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