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a study from researchers at the University of Bristol discovers an important cell signaling pathway in the kidney holding great potential to treat CKD. The team states they have linked a signaling molecule present in high levels in the brain called Neuropeptide Y (Npy) to raised levels of albuminuria and damage to the glomerulus.

Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock treatments for kidney failure.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major public health issue, affecting over 10 percent of the global population, frequently occurring as a result of other disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, … Continue Reading Blocking brain signals detected in the kidney could help unlock treatments for kidney failure.

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