News and Media Roundup: 11/13/2019

Post Date: 11/13/2019

A look at some of what is happening in the world of kidney health:

Family Finds 2-Year-Old Boy’s Kidney Donor with Facebook Post – 11/13/2019

Drew Schneider, 21, saw the post and realized her mother had met Chesson years ago. She decided to help the family, and her mother supported her decision…

AAKH Announced as a Public-Private Partnership with NKF and ASN – 11/4/2019

Today the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced a new partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to collaborate on the Public Awareness Initiative outlined in the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, an historic action initiative to transform kidney health. The goals of the Public Awareness Initiative are to enhance awareness of kidney disease, educate clinical professionals and spur innovation by entities serving the kidney community…

National Kidney Foundation Awards Five Young Investigators Grants for Research – 10/29/2019

Five young scientists have been awarded the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Young Investigator Research Grants to advance knowledge about the treatment and prevention of kidney disease and kidney failure…

Pivotal Role Found for IgG autoantibodies in IgA Nephropathy – 9/24/2019

In IgA nephropathy kidney biopsies, IgA1 is the main immunoglobulin detected in the glomeruli by a clinical test called routine immunofluorescence. But those tests were often failing to detect immunoglobulin IgG, which was believed to be another vital contributor to the disease. ..

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