Kidney health and high blood pressure
Examining the role of intra-renal hypoxia in chronic kidney disease
Maarten Koeners (lead researcher)
Exeter, University of
Start date: 01 June 2014 (Duration 4 years)
Dr Maarten Koeners has been awarded an Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship grant totalling nearly £471,000 over 4 years to take up a research position at the University of Bristol. He will use novel techniques in rats to study chronic kidney disease, in particular the link between oxygen levels in the kidney, nerve activity, blood flow and the development of high blood pressure.
This research is important because chronic kidney disease puts patients at risk of subsequently developing heart and circulatory disease. Dr Koeners will also see how the kidney responds when oxygen levels are raised in experiments and whether this can treat kidney disease and high blood pressure. These preliminary findings in animals will provide important clues for the understanding and treatment of kidney-related cardiovascular disease in humans.
||Intermediate Basic Science Research Fellowship
||01 June 2014
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