The Department of Renal Medicine focuses mainly on studying the mechanisms of progression of chronic nephropathies and on new prevention and intervention strategies for diabetic nephropathy, non-diabetic chronic nephropathies, chronic allograft dysfunction, and cardiovascular complications in diabetes, chronic renal disease, dialysis and transplantation, as well as thrombotic microangiopathies.
Many of these activities arise from close cooperation with the Department of Molecular Medicine, the Department of Bioengineering and the Papa Giovanni XIII Hospital in Bergamo. This cooperation makes it possible to plan the department’s research based on new information derived from basic research and problems that are of major clinical relevance and that emerge during routine clinical activities.
NEPHSTROM Novel Stromal Cell Therapy for Diabetic Kidney Disease
Sponsor: European Commission
Research area: Transplant
BEAt-DKD Biomarker Enterprise to Attack DKD
Sponsor: Innovative Medicine Initiative, JTI IMI 2
Research area: Diabetes