New Material for Dialysis

January 29, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

MXene, a two dimensional compound only a few atoms thick, first reported in 2011, could be a practical material for [MORE]

Nanoparticles Deliver Drugs for Kidney Disease

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nanoparticles deliver medication to kidney
Kidney tissue naturally filters out foreign substances which is why drug delivery is so problematic.  In [MORE]

Growing Up Kidney Podocytes

September 18, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mature kidney podocyte
Winston Churchill’s comment that Russia is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” might equally apply [MORE]

“Cell Sliding” in Organ Regeneration

September 11, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Chiral cell sliding drives left-right asymmetric organ twisting
Developmental biologists at Osaka University recently announced an important finding relative to organ regeneration: [MORE]

Blueprint for Building Kidneys

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Nephron formation
University of Southern California regenerative medicine scientists have found a key element in timing for nephron development.  They “. [MORE]

Stem Cells to Kidney Organoids

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robots Generating Kidney Organoids from Stem Cells
University of Washington engineers and clinicians have developed “a robotic system . . . [MORE]

Biomarker Preservation at Room Temperature

April 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transport of Specimens without Refrigeration
Quoting directly: “Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a method to preserve protein [MORE]

First in vitro Kidney Tissue

April 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney Glomeruli
In a first for regenerative medicine, bioengineers at the University of Manchester have grown functional human kidney tissue organelles [MORE]

Kidney-on-a-Chip Goes to the ISS

August 29, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

International Space Station
According to a pharmacy professor at the University of Washington, weightlessness accelerates kidney diseases. “In the microgravity environment [MORE]

3-D Printing: The Nephron’s Proximal Tube

December 6, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney Nephron
With some 93,000 people now waiting—in some cases up to ten years—for a live kidney transplant, the need for [MORE]


June 7, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ryan Oliver Makes Kidney on Chip
Bioengineers at the University of Michigan have developed a microfluidics chip containing live kidney cells [MORE]

3-D Printing Supports Kidney Transplant in a Toddler

March 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney Model
News stories about 3-D printing of a functional organ such as a kidney or liver have to be carefully [MORE]

Growing Nephrons from Stem Cells

December 15, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney Structure
The idea of being able to grow functional kidneys from pluripotent stem cells is one step closer to reality, [MORE]

Kidney Structures from 3-D Printing

December 2, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D Printed Capillaries
Printing organs does not appear to be on the near term horizon, but persistently 3-D printing is moving [MORE]