“Molecular Scissors” Change Blood Type from B to O for Organ Donations

November 8, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Cambridge researchers change donor kidney blood type
University of Cambridge researchers “used a normothermic perfusion machine – a device which connects [MORE]

Dialysis Machine Museum

November 8, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kolff Rotating Drum Dialysis Machine
“Chronic hemodialysis only dates back to the 1940s. Before there was dialysis, chronic kidney disease was [MORE]

Bigger Cargo Carriers for Gene Therapy

October 11, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Gene therapy delivered via  a high-capacity baculovirus
“Here we [University of Bristol, UK] exploit the unmatched heterologous DNA cargo capacity of [MORE]

Kidneys Pump as well as Filter

July 26, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Kidney epithelial cells are active mechano-biological fluid pumps
“Here, using a microfluidic platform to recapitulate fluid transport activity of kidney cells, [MORE]

3D Kidney Tissue Grown in Lab (Mouse)

April 19, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

3D kidney generated from cultured mouse embryonic stem cells
“By focusing on an often-overlooked tissue type of organoid generation research, a [MORE]

Surgeons Use a Pig Kidney in a Human

December 14, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Surgeons successfully  transplanted a pig kidney to a human
“The surgical team, from NYU Langone Health, attached the pig kidney to [MORE]

UC San Francisco’s Implantable Artificial Kidney

November 30, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bioartificial prototype aces lab tests, could replace dialysis
“For UCSF’s Kidney Project, the team developed a bioartificial kidney that could be [MORE]

Mapping Nephrogenesis

November 9, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Spatial Transcriptional Mapping of the Human Nephrogenic Program
“To establish a framework for human nephrogenesis, we (computational biologists at the University [MORE]

Renin Cell Baroreceptor Controls Blood Pressure

October 26, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Renin cell barorecptor control for blood pressure
From researchers at the University of Virginia: “we elucidated the structure and location of [MORE]

Mechanical Stimulation influences Organoid Growth

September 7, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mechanical plasticity of collagen in mammary gland organoids
In both organ and tumor growth, chemical and mechanical signaling interact.  In this [MORE]

Advances in Kidney Organoids

August 31, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Patterned kidney organoids
“Current kidney organoids model development and diseases of the nephron but not the contiguous epithelial network of the [MORE]

Urine Test for Kidney Transplant Rejection

May 11, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Exosomes in urine detect kidney transplant rejection
“Urinary exosomes, tiny vesicles released into the urine that carry parent cells’ proteins and [MORE]

Hypertension, Hypotension and COVID-19

November 10, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Blood Pressure and Covid
This from the American Heart Association:  “Our study suggests low blood pressure in a person with a [MORE]

Making Old Organs Transplantable

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Preserving organs for transplantation
From transplant surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital come findings about how to rejuvenate older organs from [MORE]