Jim Byard's Health Beat
Scientist make Laboratory - Grown Kidney

4/16/2013

Scientist here in the U.S have grown a kidney in the laboratory. Its been transplanted into animals where it started to produce urine. A new study shows the engineered kidneys were less effective than natural ones. However, researchers say the field has huge promise. The idea is to take an old kidney and rebuild it with cells from the patient. It would provide an advantage over current organ transplants. The study is published in the journal "Natural Medicene."


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