Neurology

Scientists have grown a mini human kidney capable of filtering blood to produce urine for the first time

Scientists have grown a mini human kidney capable of filtering blood to produce urine for the first time:

biomedicool:

Functional human “mini-kidneys” capable of filtering blood to produce urine have been grown in a living organism in a medical first that marks a major step towards treatments for kidney disease.

Researchers have been able to develop human stem cells into a mini-kidney which is “markedly more mature than any previously reported findings”.

It is complete with functioning human blood vessels and able to filter the blood of its mouse host.




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