Monday, 15 April 2013

Scientists make rat kidneys in laboratory - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 15, 2013

Scientists make rat kidneys in laboratory - Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 15, 2013

 Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have made functioning rat kidneys in the laboratory, a bioengineering achievement that may one day lead to the ability to create replacement organs for people with kidney disease.
The scientists said the rat kidneys produced urine in the laboratory as well as when transplanted into rats. The kidneys were made by stripping donor kidneys of their cells and putting new cells that regenerate tissue into them.

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