January 28, 2023

Congratulations to the following undergraduate students in the Weimbs lab for being awarded URCA (Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities) grants for their research projects on polycystic kidney disease in the lab: Thomas Evans, Kareena Johnson, Reece Foehr, Cynthia Dharmawan, Sage Patel, Deeyana Roshanzear

November 25, 2022

RESET-PKD: A pilot trial on short-term ketogenic interventions in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease 

Simon Oehm, Konstantin Steinke, Johannes Schmidt, Sita Arjune, Polina Todorova, Christoph Lindemann, Fabian Wöstmann, Franziska Meyer, Florian Siedek, Thomas Weimbs,  Roman-Ulrich Müller, Franziska Grundmann




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November 10, 2022

UCSB News Release on the presentation of the first results of the KETO-ADPKD clinical trial at the American Society for Nephrology annual conference.

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November 02, 2022

Our paper on the Ren.Nu dietary intervention program for polycystic kidney disease is the very top viewed article in the journal.

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July 22, 2022

Congratulations to all co-authors!
Our latest paper was just published in PNAS, titled "Restoration of atypical protein kinase C ζ function in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease ameliorates disease progression."

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Researchers examine the role of low-carb/low-sugar diets in warding off polycystic kidney disease
June 07, 2022

Fighting PKD at the Dinner Table: Researchers examine the role of low-carb/low-sugar diets in warding off polycystic kidney disease

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May 22, 2022

By Sonia Fernandez

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 14:45

Santa Barbara, CA


UC Santa Barbara molecular biologist Thomas Weimbs, left, recently welcomed Glenn Frommer, right, to the campus as the latter whizzed through Santa Barbara on a 5,300 mile Ride for PKD. The Weimbs Lab was one of the stops on this ambitious bicycle odyssey to raise awareness and research funding to find a treatment for polycystic kidney disease, which affects 600,000 Americans and more than 12.4 million people globally.

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April 14, 2022

Congratulations to all authors!

This paper describes the details of the Ren.Nu ketogenic nutritional intervention program for autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease and reports the qualitative experiences of participants.

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April 14, 2022

This was a collaboration with a research group in Thailand. Congratulations to all the authors.

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