PKD Connection Blog

Now that you have recovered from eating and shopping, it’s time for another holiday tradition – #GivingTuesday! A global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday is your chance to support a cause you’re passionate about. Support PKD Foundation this #GivingTuesday to […]

​We get a lot of questions from patients about the genetics of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). ​How do family members get PKD? What is the difference between PKD1 and PKD2 and how do I know what type I have? ​ Should I […]

My name is Demetri Maxim and I am a PKD researcher in Jing Zhou’s lab at Harvard Medical School. I am also a high school senior at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, and I recently set up my own lab […]

On our PKD journey, patients and researchers search for many answers, all with the common goal of discovering a cure. We patients may search to find out why we have this disease, what we can do to lead the healthiest […]

In response to recent findings of mini-kidney organoids, Dr. Benjamin Freedman recounts his research experience. I remember the moment clearly. I was staring through the microscope, as I had done countless of times before, expecting to see beating heart cells. […]