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Primary Prevention Workshop | Kidney Research UK

Research highlights  

Professor Michiel Schreuder discussed how early risk factors in children, such as low birth weight, diabetes and inflammation, may contribute to the development of kidney disease in later life. We then heard from Dr Lieke Hoogenboom who is exploring the causes of this association, which could lead to targeted treatment in the future.  

Dr Lucy Plumb highlighted the importance of large datasets and screening to look at risk factors in children for rare and hereditary kidney diseases.  

We heard about cell senescence (cells that have stopped dividing and no longer contribute to repair and growth) from Professor Jeremy Hughes. 

Genes, sections of inherited instructions (DNA) that determine an individual’s traits, play a role in the development of some rare and hereditary kidney diseases and Professor Moin Saleem discussed the importance of identifying these early in children.