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Tag: Kidney

CGI of kidneys
March 25, 2021
A team of researchers led by Dr. Maria Blasco of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center has shown that shorter telomeres make mice more susceptible to kidney fibrosis [1]. The new study not only clearly demonstrates this link but also provides mouse models which can be used to study – and perhaps eventually address –...
CGI of kidneys
December 09, 2020
Recent data published in Scientific Reports has characterized human urine-derived renal stem cells, a potential non-invasive source for kidney tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. KidneyThe kidney's main function is to filter waste products out of the blood and deliver the resulting urine to the bladder. The functional unit of the kidney is called the nephron,...
Hourglasses
January 14, 2020
Everyone is different, and that certainly applies to aging, according to new research that drills down into how people age as individuals rather than looking at population averages.  Everyone ages differently In a new study, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have managed to sort people into different categories based on how they are...
Fat mouse
November 07, 2019
A team of researchers, including renowned geneticist Professor George Church, has published a new paper demonstrating the mitigation of multiple age-related diseases using a multi-target gene therapy. Treating multiple age-related diseases at once George Church is a very prominent figure in genetics and aging research, and he created quite a stir last year when he...
Liver in hands
August 12, 2019
Today, we have to share some bad news about Organovo and its liver tissue bioprinting program. Present state and future steps Organovo, a biotechnology company currently valued at $45M and most well-known for researching bioprinting technologies - the creation of artificial organs - has recently announced that it is suspending its artificial liver tissue program...