DevelopAKUre Blog

  • SONIA 2 – Controlling Protein to Support Nitisinone Treatment

    Date: 11-Jul-2017

    In today’s blog Chief investigator Prof. Ranganath reinforces the need for SONIA 2 patients taking nitisinone to keep on top of a controlled protein Diet. Why is a controlled protein diet important for those taking nitisinone? Dietary protein is made up of building blocks. .. ...more

  • Introducing PhD Student Brendan Norman

    Date: 16-Feb-2017

    In this week's blog, we talk to Brendan Norman, a PhD student at the University Of Liverpool, about his research into what can be learnt about AKU using mass spectrometry. What is mass spectrometry? Mass spectrometry is a technique for separating the different chemical compounds within.. ...more

  • Introducing PhD Student Leah Taylor

    Date: 02-Feb-2017

    In today's blog, we Introduce Leah Taylor, a PhD student who is exploring a way of analysing disease progression in AKU to make it easier to understand and track what AKU is doing to patients bodies. What were you doing before this PhD research project? I moved to Liver.. ...more

  • Introducing PhD Student Juliette Hughes.

    Date: 14-Dec-2016

    In today’s blog, we introduce Juliette Hughes, who is currently researching a PHD at the University of Liverpool under the guidance of AKU researcher Professor Jim Gallagher. Her PHD, entitled “Combating tyrosinaemia in the genetic disease Alkaptonuria” is funded by the AKU Society based in Camb.. ...more

 

 
 

Welcome To DevelopAKUre


DevelopAKUre is a series of major international clinical trials, run by a consortium of 12 European partners. It aims to study a potential new drug, called nitisinone, and assess its potential effectiveness in treating the rare disease, alkaptonuria (AKU).

DevelopAKUre is co-funded by a grant from the European Commission. This website is run by a UK patient group, the AKU Society. Learn more about AKU on the AKU Society's What is AKU page.

 

DevelopAKUre Blog

SONIA 2 – Controlling Protein to Support Nitisinone Treatment
11-Jul-2017

In today’s blog Chief investigator Prof. Ranganath reinforces the need for SONIA 2 pat.. ...more

Introducing PhD Student Brendan Norman
16-Feb-2017

In this week's blog, we talk to Brendan Norman, a PhD student at the University Of Liverpool, ab.. ...more