'Bioengineered' Kidneys Show Promise in Rat Study

Apr 14, 2013 Full story: IVillage

For the first time, scientists have been able to bioengineer an animal kidney and see it work in a living animal, in what they hope is a step toward creating organs for people with failing kidneys.

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#1 Apr 19, 2013
It's a relief to know that experts continue to explore and discover possibilities that may be beneficial to overall health and pave the way for newer preventive measures or treatment options. This recent study, in essence, may prove helpful in optimizing treatment and possibly reducing the risk of total kidney failure in people who are more prone to kidney problems than others, such as those with diabetes or who suffer from bouts of high blood pressure. Complete renal failure may still not be the end for patients as there are available treatment options like kidney transplant or dialysis. I read from http://www.dialysisinjuryhelpline.com/ , however, that some dialysis medications have been associated with an elevated cardiac arrest and death risk.

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