NURTuRE intersite newsletter. Issue 1 (December 2017)
NURTuRE features in Kidney Research UK’s Update magazine (November 2017)
NURTuRE features in Journal of Kidney Care (July 2017)
NURTuRE Launch News Release
Launch of unique kidney biobank
Weds 14 June 2017
Kidney Research UK, the UK charity dedicated to funding research into kidney disease, has launched the first kidney biobank covering England, Scotland and Wales. The biobank has been named NURTuRE (the National Unified Renal Translational Research Enterprise). Developed in the first instance to collect and store biological samples from 3,000 patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and at least 800 patients with nephrotic syndrome (NS), the biorepository will provide a strategic resource for fundamental and translational research. In addition to the samples of plasma, serum, urine, DNA and tissue that will be stored, the repository will also have the considerable advantage of containing associated linked clinical data, through the UK Renal Registry.