Running a relay

Strides forward

Celebrating key advances in nephrology 


  • SARS-CoV-2 and the kidney

    This article series aims to highlight basic, clinical and psychological aspects of COVID-19 in nephrology as well as the impact of the pandemic on research and clinical trials.

  • Tools & technologies in nephrology

    A series of articles that aim to explore the tools and techniques that are improving our understanding of renal development, physiology and disease mechanisms as well as contributing to advances in the screening, diagnosis and management of kidney diseases.

  • Humanitarian crises in nephrology

    A series of articles focusing on global humanitarian challenges in nephrology that contribute to widespread disparities in kidney health, including issues related to social injustices and environmental protection.

  • Genetics kidney

    This series of articles aims to explore all aspects of nephrogenetics, from the genetics of monogenic diseases to complex traits and the interpretation and application of genetic and genomic data to improve patient outcomes


  • People with kidney disease are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters and extreme weather events. As climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of these events, a robust response is needed to improve disaster preparedness and increase the resilience of these patients.

    • Amir Sapkota
    • Peter Kotanko
  • Thousands of environmental chemicals are used globally. However, despite clear evidence of their adverse effects on the kidney, substantial knowledge gaps remain. Further studies are needed to better understand the effects of chemical mixtures, windows of physiological susceptibility, vulnerable populations, and the intersection of chemical exposure with health risks associated with climate change and heat stress.

    • Alison P. Sanders
    • Nishad Jayasundara
  • Climate change is increasing global temperatures and causing more frequent and severe extreme heat events. The resulting additional disease burden is inequitably distributed. Strategies that reduce inequities in heat exposure and vulnerability to heat-related illness, as well as health protections at multiple levels (from individual to regional), are urgently needed to contain the looming crisis.

    • Jeremy Hess
  • Adequate nutrition is essential for kidney health; however, attempts to improve nutrition and food security have been hindered in recent years by man-made and natural disasters. Approaches to eradicate famine, improve nutritional status and reduce food insecurity are needed to reduce inequities and maintain kidney health in the face of adverse circumstances.

    • Gerjan Navis

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