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Research into Protein Losing Kidney Disease
The kidneys are responsible for removing waste products from the blood and keeping protein molecules in the circulation. Normally very little protein is lost from the kidneys into the urine and protein loss is an early sign of kidney disease. There are an increasing number of people worldwide with protein losing kidney disease however there are limited treatment options. The research outlined in this proposal will look into the factors which allow the kidneys to lose protein molecules into the urine and what is involved in the development of protein losing kidney diseases so that it will be possible to consider ways in which new treatment could stop or even reverse kidney injury