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    • 27 October 2021

      NCCR scientist co-discovers gene variant linked to dialysis complications

      Many patients with kidney failure rely on peritoneal dialysis, a treatment which can be done at home with only minimal medical and technical support. While this treatment option is generally safe, some patients are at a higher risk for complications, including death.

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    • 7 September 2021

      NCCR says “Hello, Kidney!” at Scientifica 2021

      The NCCR was pleased to participate in this year’s Scientifica event, which was held at campuses across Zurich on September 4-5, under the theme “Synthetic, Naturally”.

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    • 18 June 2021

      Thank you for joining us at the 10th International Kidney.CH Symposium!

      Our 10th virtual Symposium, on "The Kidney and Nutrition", took place on Friday, June 18 2021.

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    • 8 March 2021

      Meet the #NCCR Women!

      To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the 22 active NCCRs have joined forces in a campaign showing how in these 50 years women have come to occupy a central place in research in almost all scientific fields.

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    • 16 December 2020

      NCCR-sponsored IPAHK+ trial gets "POSH"

      An elegant new sub-study examines the effects of potassium supplementation on blood pressure in patients with hypokalemia.

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7 September 2021

NCCR says “Hello, Kidney!” at Scientifica 2021

The NCCR was pleased to participate in this year’s Scientifica event, which was held at campuses across Zurich on September 4-5, under the theme “Synthetic, Naturally”.

Over 25’000 visitors attended the event. The NCCR hosted an interactive information booth where the public could get up close and personal with the kidney – both in its digital and natural forms. Visitors were given a chance to experience a “virtual kidney”, a 3D model of the kidney’s major blood vessels as shown through virtual reality goggles. A dish of live Xenopus tadpoles, viewed under a microscope, was particularly popular among the youngest attendees. Visitors could also take a peek at their own kidneys in real time using ultrasound, which was offered on location. The information booth was complemented by a well-received talk by Soeren Lienkamp.

Many thanks to the teams of Soeren Lienkamp, Vartan Kurtcuoglu and Andrew Hall for volunteering their time and expertise!