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Bioengineered Implantable Rat Kidney Created At Massachusetts General Hospital
2013-04-15 06:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have successfully bioengineered a kidney and implanted it into a living creature — work which could be an important step forward in the search for personalized replacement organs that could be transplanted into patients with kidney failure, according to media reports published Sunday. According to Alok Jha, science correspondent with The Guardian, Dr. Harald Ott of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at...

2013-03-01 11:59:52

Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection Highlights: -Pediatric kidney transplant recipients who have antibodies directed against their new organ are more likely to experience kidney injury and rejection than patients without these antibodies. -Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection. -Approximately 2,500 children received a kidney transplant last year in the United States. A transplanted kidney has a finite life expectancy...

2013-01-28 14:14:29

A new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in an experimental model were not rejected when transplanted back into genetically identical recipients. The study, published online in Cell Stem Cell, demonstrates the potential of utilizing iPS cells to develop cell types that could offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, liver and lung diseases, without the barrier of immune...


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