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Luke Barry joins the NEPHSTROM team at Queen’s University Belfast

Our PI Prof Ciaran O’Neill at Queen’s University Belfast reports that Luke Barry has joined the health economist researchers who are working on NEPHSTROM. Luke joined the Belfast team in November 2019. Welcome, Luke! Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by […]

NEPHSTROM study published in Scientific Reports

Congratulations to the team of researchers Tomás Patrick Griffin, Md Nahidul Islam, Deirdre Wall, John Ferguson, Damian Gerard Griffin, Matthew Dallas Griffin and Paula M. O’Shea who published a NEPHSTROM-acknowledged study in Scientific Reports.  The open-access paper titled “Plasma dephosphorylated-uncarboxylated Matrix Gla-Protein (dp-ucMGP): reference intervals in Caucasian adults and diabetic kidney disease biomarker potential” can be found in the 5th of December 2019 […]

New NEPHSTROM publication from NUI Galway team

“Human mesenchymal stromal cells broadly modulate high glucose-induced inflammatory responses of renal proximal tubular cell monolayers” authored by Md Nahidul Islam, Tomás P. Griffin, Elizabeth Sander, Stephanie Rocks, Junaid Qazi, Joana Cabral, Jasmin McCaul, Tara McMorrow and Matthew D. Griffin at NUI Galway was published today, the 19th of November 2019. The open-access paper appears in […]

NEPHSTROM PI Prof. Matt Griffin visits leading US medical centre Mayo Clinic to discuss EU-funded mesenchymal stromal cell projects

Prof. Matt Griffin of the National University of Ireland Galway visited the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and the William J von Liebig Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota between September 27th and October 2nd, 2019. While there, he engaged with clinical investigators involved in a range of Mayo Clinic research initiatives in regenerative […]

NEPHSTROM Coordinator Prof Tim O’Brien wins prestigious Mayo Clinic Distinguished AlumniAward

NEPHSTROM Coordinator Professor Timothy O’Brien, Dean of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at NUI Galway and Consultant Endocrinologist at Galway University Hospitals has received the Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. The award was established by the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees in 1981 to acknowledge and show appreciation for exceptional contributions of […]

New publication: “Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Transplant Tolerance” from Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS

The review “Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for Transplant Tolerance” prepared by Manuel Alfredo Podestà, Giuseppe Remuzzi and Federica Casiraghi of the Department of Molecular Medicine, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS, Bergamo, Italy appeared in Frontiers in Immunology on 4 June 2019. Congratulations to the team! DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.01287 Read the entire manuscript here.

NEPHSTROM plenary meeting hosted by Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII Bergamo

The NEPHSTROM project team recently had another very successful and productive plenary meeting in Bergamo, Italy hosted by NEPHSTROM partner Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII Bergamo. The meeting began with a warm welcome by NEPHSTROM Coordinator Prof Tim O’Brien, NUI Galway and proceeded to a lively and productive discussion of NEPHSTROM’s work, with a particular focus on the […]

International Clinical Trials Day 2019 at the CRF Galway

The HRB Clinical Research Facility Galway in Ireland hosted a public event to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th 2019. Exhibition stands were on display and informational meetings were held throughout the day to inform the public of all areas of clinical research being undertaken at the facility. A particular stand was dedicated to […]

NUI Galway NEPHSTROM team celebrate 3 recent publications

Congratulations to NEPHSTROM researchers at NUI Galway who have recently published three papers: “Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) are of Comparable Efficacy to Syngeneic MSCs for Therapeutic Revascularization in C57BKSdb/db Mice Despite the Induction of Alloantibody”, A. Liew, C. Baustian, D. Thomas, E. Vaughan, C. Sanz-Nogués, M. Creane, X. Chen, S. Alagesan, P. Owens, J. Horan, P. Dockery, M. D. Griffin, A. Duffy, T. O’Brien. Cell Transplant. 2018 Aug;27(8):1210-1221. DOI: 10.1177/0963689718784862. […]

ISPOR 2019 award for NEPHSTROM research

NEPHSTROM-supported research by partners at Queen’s University Belfast and  Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has been identified as a semi-finalist for a Research Poster Presentation Award at ISPOR 2019 in New Orleans, USA. The research poster entitled “PUK21: RACIAL DISPARITIES IN RECORDING ANEMIA AS A COMPLICATION AMONG END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE PATIENTS” will be presented by Nga T.Q. […]