Thursday, 28 July 2011

Dialysis machines will be unnecessary, thanks to stem cells.

Dialysis obsolete in fifteen years?
Soon you will be able to grow a good new kidney.   Two labs succeeded in converting regular kidney cells to stem kidney cells. This reprogramming means they could be used to grow all the cells in a new functioning kidney.   These regular kidney cells can actually be harvested from a urine sample, no operation needed. As the saying goes, "Faster, please."     The technical term is "induced pluripotent stem cell"
Science Daily News

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