Bioengineered kidney makes urine

Bioengineered kidney makes urine after transplantation
Nature. 14 Apr 2013
http://blogs.nature.com/spoonful/2013/04/bioengineered-kidney-makes-urine-after-transplantation.html

Here’s research that could take the piss out of disease—and it’s no joke. For the first time, scientists reporting in Nature Medicine have created lab-grown kidneys in rats that produce urine after transplantation.

If the work can be replicated in humans, patients suffering from end-stage kidney disease could one day have “an organ that’s grown on demand—a tailored organ that can be transplanted and replaces the failing organ,” says study author Harald Ott, a bioengineer at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

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Building Human Organs in the Lab


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No Longer Sci-Fi: Building Human Organs in the Lab
March 22, 2013
http://live.wsj.com/#!7C0D99F4-0B5A-4861-977A-17F06079DF91
Building a complex human organ in the lab is no longer a dream of science fiction.
At London’s Royal Free Hospital, a team of 30 scientists is manufact uring a variety of body parts, including windpipes, noses and ears.

Prof. Alexander Seifalian
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/surgicalscience/people/academic-staff/seifaliana