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Monday 16th to Sunday 22nd September

What some very warm and sunny days we’ve still been having ☀️

I spent some time in the park after volunteering, just look at that amazing blue sky.

I found the following article on Kidney Research UK’s Facebook page –

As September is PKD Awareness Month, we’re excited to share some research which could bring hope to 12 million people living with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) around the world.

Scientists from The University of Sheffield and the USA are developing a new class of drug to treat ADPKD, a hereditary disease and a major cause of kidney failure. We’ve funded around £70,000 to help the Sheffield team gain the skills and knowledge to contribute to the project, testing a new compound in the lab to treat ADPKD.

ADPKD is caused by a genetic fault that stops kidney cells developing normally and causes cysts to form inside the kidneys. These fluid-like blisters grow and eventually destroy normal kidney tissue and the kidneys stop working properly.

Click on research to find out more.

This is the disease that my two girls have inherited from their father 😏 So let’s hope that this new treatment becomes a great success 🤞

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