Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted into R...

Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted into Rats and Become Functional

There are 1 comment on the Scientific American story from Apr 15, 2013, titled Lab-Grown Kidneys Transplanted into Rats and Become Functional. In it, Scientific American reports that:

The engineered organs were capable of producing one-third as much urine as normal kidneys.

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Apr 19, 2013
If proven successful in a human model, this newly published technique may prove highly beneficial to kidney disease patients who may have been in the transplant waiting list for many years. Patients may be treated through dialysis in the absence of kidney transplant but I heard that thousands of people awaiting kidney transplant die every year. I also came across some posts at and found out that certain dialysis medications may also be responsible for elevated risk of cardiac arrest in some patients.

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