As we're instructed to stay at home in the latest, and unprecedented measure by the Government to protect us from coronavirus (COVID-19), taking care of our physical and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. Understandably it could be a boring, frustrating time that could lead to a low mood and increased anxiety.
Updated 26 March 2020 7pm.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we ask whether children and adolescents with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and their families need to take special care regarding the virus.
Updated 26 March 2020, 7pm.
In this article we provide the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19) for people with polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
Researchers at the University of Washington, USA, have developed techniques to grow kidney structures in the lab. They can even make kidney tubules with polycystic kidney disease. We caught up with Professor Benjamin Freedman, who runs the lab, to hear about his groundbreaking research.
I am excited to have been awarded a PhD studentship, co-funded by the PKD charity and I can’t wait to start working on this 3-year project on the ‘Molecular Mechanisms of the Fibrocystin-ATMIN interactions in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD)’.
As the proud owner of a donated kidney I have a story to tell.