Harvard University Moving Toward Ending Dialysis As Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Know It

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The Harvard Institutes of Medicine announced what they call "a highly efficient system for developing kidney tubular cells from human embryonic stem cells." This is a huge breakthrough for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients because it  could be the beginning of the use of regenerative medicine rather than Dialysis or Transplantation to treat Kidney Failure. 

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As described in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, researchers have learned how to alter human stem cells into tissues used to develop the embryo (the earliest developmental stage of a cell) that creates the kidneys. Dr, Albert Q. Lam suggested that this new finding  "would be the starting blocks for deriving more specific renal cells. 

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Once transplanted into mice kidneys, the cells continued to behave like kidney cells, suggesting that renal tissue could one day be created that would be functional as well as completely immunocompatible (compatible with host's immune system) which would eliminate the need of immunosuppressant medication. 

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References: 

Yard, Delicia Honen. "Stem-Turned-Kidney Cells Pave Path to Organ Regeneration." Http://www.renalandurologynews.com/. Renal & Urology News.
"‘Self-organising’ Mini-kidney to Heal Renal Diseases." Http://au.ibtimes.com/. International Business Times.

ROSS, JOHN. "University of Queensland Scientists Create First Complex Human Organ Produced from Stem Cells after Growing Tiny Kidney." Http://www.theaustralian.com.au/. News Corp Australia.

Bochenski, Natalie. "UQ Kidney Breakthrough a Step Forward in Bioengineering." Http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/. Brisbane Times. 

Press Release. "Kidney Successfully Grown From Stem Cells." Http://www.scienceworldreport.com/. Science World Report/he University of Queensland.

Press Release. "UQ Researchers Grow Kidney from Stem Cells." Http://www.uq.edu.au/news. The University of Queensland.