Toulouse, Friday 22nd September 2017 Organised in collaboration with ERA-EDTA and ESAO  “Prevention of vascular and kidney disease now, to save lives and costs in the future.”   Register now to the EUTox CME Course! Chronic renal disease (CKD) is a frequent disease in western countries. The reduced glomerular filtration rate in the advanced stages of CKD leads to plasma accumulation of toxic retention solutes including proteins. It has been hypothesized that these changes may, at least in part, be responsible for CKD-associated morbidity and mortality. Recent reports indicate that a large proportion of renal, cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular diseases are based on a common background,Read More →

The RF-lab has participated to the final EURenOmics meeting in Berlin. Bénédicte gave an excellent presentation on the identification of amniotic fluid peptides able to predict post-natal renal function in patients with congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract (CAKUT). We believe that this work can have significant impact on the clinical management of this disease.

      We got 3 year financial support from the French Medical Research Foundation “La FRM”. The help of the FRM is greatly acknowledged and will help use to expand significantly our research in the field of developmental nephropathies and contribute to the improved clinical management of children with such diseases.   Here is the abstract of the project: CAKUT (congenital anomalies of the kidney and the urinary tract) are the leading cause of end stage renal disease in children. Clinical management of CAKUT is severely hampered by the lack of tools to predict and manage its progression towards kidney failure and its complications.Read More →

Today, March 9, 2017, it is world Kidney Day!                 Check out the links of the different events and the kidney in the news: http://www.fondation-du-rein.org/journee-mondiale-du-rein.html http://www.worldkidneyday.org/ http://www.leprogres.fr/rhone/2017/02/26/journee-mondiale-du-rein-attention-aux-diagnostics-tardifs http://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/2017/03/05/03004-20170305ARTFIG00006-richard-berry-et-anne-roumanoff-animeront-le-gala-de-la-fondation-du-rein.php      

  Six members of the RF-Lab went skiing on March 6, 2017 with a number of other members of the institute (Thanks I2MC for organizing this, especially the boss and JJ!). What was announced as a rainy and windy day turned out to be a surprisingly sunny (but still windy) day. Some tasted for the first time of the pleasures of wintersports.  

Valerie Brunchault, one of our PhD students, has presented her work during short, 5 min, presentations at the University of Toulouse on January 17, 2017. She also did an excellent job in replying to all questions. Here her introductory slide (in French) on biomarkers for kidney disease.    

Thursday 15, 2016 was the day of our traditional Christmas lunch. This time we went to the “3-Brasseurs”. Please meet the entire table:   It was also the almost last week of Dimitri in the lab. Here is Dimitri clearly being sad, but happy with his farewell gift(s):   Finally, presents were exchanged with the youngest RF-lab member (Franck) under the table to decide who gets which present:   Merry Christmas!