NCCR Kidney.CH

2010 series

Home institution: University of Zurich

The National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) "Kidney.CH – Kidney Control of Homeostasis" is the world’s first research network to explore the physiological processes in healthy and diseased kidneys across a broad thematic spectrum.

The aim is to seek insights for new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to treating kidney patients. The motivation being that kidney diseases have increased dramatically in recent years. Patients with chronic kidney diseases risk exposure to further secondary diseases such as high blood pressure or osteoporosis. Reduced kidney function has drastic consequences for the body as the kidneys are responsible for maintaining the balance between the most varied of substances in the body (homeostasis). Homeostasis is of central importance to body functions and thus a healthy life.

Further information on the NCCR:

Website NCCR Kidney.CH