Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Wayne Hawthorne (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Peter Cowan

Brief description Chronic kidney failure results in patients suffering significant morbidity and mortality ultimately requiring life-supporting dialysis. Kidney transplantation and lifelong immunosuppression are the only treatment, but (i) is limited by the shortage of human donors and (ii) carries risks associated with these anti-rejection drugs. This project aims to solve both problems by using humanized pigs as donors combined with a novel approach to inducing acceptance of the transplanted kidneys.

Funding Amount $AUD 1,489,314.20

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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