Dave Walker, our second-year student rep has a publication out - see more here.
The paper explores the cellular signalling pathways that permit glucocorticoids and insulin to stimulate Na+ transport within cortical collecting duct cells. The authors discovered that both glucocorticoids and insulin regulate Na+ retention via expression of serum glucocorticoid
kinase 1 (SGK1) through two distinct physiological mechanisms.
The paper has also been highlighted in a recent editorial too, here. You may recognise a reference to a certain piece of work by JRR Tolkein...