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Human Kidneys Created In Mice: Transplanted Tissue Could Offer A Solution To Kidney Donor Shortage

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December 23, 2002
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Weizmann Institute
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Instead of searching for a kidney donor, a new study suggests, one might be able to grow a new kidney. A team headed by Prof. Yair Reisner of the Weizmann Institute of Science has induced human stem cell tissue to grow into functional kidneys, and have accomplished the same with porcine stem cell tissue. Published in Nature Medicine, the method could lead to a promising solution to the severe shortage of kidney donors.

Rehovot, Israel (December 22, 2002) -- Instead of searching for a kidney donor, a new study suggests, one might be able to grow a new kidney. A team headed by Prof. Yair Reisner of the Weizmann Institute of Science has induced human stem cell tissue to grow into functional kidneys, and have accomplished the same with porcine stem cell tissue. Published in Nature Medicine, the method could lead to a promising solution to the severe shortage of kidney donors.


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Weizmann Institute. (2002, December 23). Human Kidneys Created In Mice: Transplanted Tissue Could Offer A Solution To Kidney Donor Shortage. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021223083434.htm
Weizmann Institute. "Human Kidneys Created In Mice: Transplanted Tissue Could Offer A Solution To Kidney Donor Shortage." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021223083434.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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