Cell therapy interventions to prevent loss of kidney function

2018-08-01T16:30:38+00:00

Project leads: Dr. Richard Gilbert and Dr. Kevin Burns Patient lead: Gwen Herrington Patient group: Older (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) patients with diabetes Region: All regions Diabetes is the most common cause of end-stage kidney failure in Canada. The main cause of reduced kidney function in diabetes is the slow loss of small blood vessels (capillaries) combined with scar tissue (fibrosis). [...]