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Curing Chaotic Kidneys

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. A private bathroom is available in the function room.
22 May Doors 18:30
Event 19:00-21:30
The Boardroom, Market Chambers, 20 St Nicholas St,
Bristol BS1 1UB
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Despite having two of them, the kidneys are somewhat mysterious beasts to most of us. But not to Gavin Welsh and Carl May, both experts in them. They'll tell us what they are, what can go wrong, and how to fix it. Come with your questions ready to quiz these experts on all things renal-related!

Curing Kidney Disease: Tricks of the Trade

Carl May (Research Associate)
Gavin Welsh (Reader in Renal Cell Biology)
The kidney glomerulus is the world’s most sophisticated filter sieving your blood to make urine. In a healthy adult the kidney filters about 180 litres of blood a day but amazingly almost no protein appears in the urine. However in disease this sophisticated filter breaks down, protein appears in the urine and the kidney fails. Bristol Renal is trying to understand how this structure works and what makes it fail. This understanding allows us to develop new treatments for disease. For example, we will discuss a drug that corrects the cellular sat-nav, which is defective in some forms of kidney
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