News tagged with kidney transplantation

New polymer warns of dangerous kidney disease

The advanced phase of acute kidney injury can be fatal in up to half of patients. Researchers say it is now possible to detect the disease in its initial stages, when treatment is still relatively simple and the prognosis ...

dateOct 13, 2016 in Polymers
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Researchers create a 'living kidney membrane'

Researchers at the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente and the Radboudumc have created a 'living membrane' combining kidney epithelial cells with a polymeric artificial membrane. This achievement is a first ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Biochemistry
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How rocket science may improve kidney dialysis

A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae, which surgeons form in the arms of people with end-stage renal ...

dateMar 17, 2015 in Soft Matter
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Keep cats away from Easter lilies

Emergency Room veterinarians at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are warning pet owners that Easter lilies can cause kidney failure – and often death ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Adult kidney stem cells found in fish

( -- It has long been a given that adult humans -- and mammals in general -- lack the capacity to grow new nephrons, the kidney?s delicate blood filtering tubules, which has meant that dialysis, and ultimately ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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