Title News Health Functioning human mini-kidney grown from stem cells in mice for first time Media name/outlet The Independent Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 9/02/18 Description 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.
URL www.independent.co.uk/news/health/human-kidney-grown-mouse-stem-cells-urine-medical-first-scientists-functioning-tissue-cells-a8202856.html Persons Susan Kimber, Adrian Woolf Title Is an end in sight for kidney disease?Human tissue capable of producing URINE in mice is created in a world first Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 9/02/18 Description A stunning medical breakthrough has seen human kidney tissue capable of producing urine grown in the lab, in a world first.
Experts used stem cells to create mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice, with tests revealing they were able to filter and excrete waste.
The research will allow medical researchers to model kidney diseases using the new structures, advancing our understanding of a number of conditions.
It is also a key step in creating working kidneys for transplant, grown from a patient's own tissue, a more realistic possibility in the future.
URL www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5373411/Human-kidney-tissue-capable-producing-URINE-created.html Persons Susan Kimber, Adrian Woolf
- stem cells