Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene therapy method developed to target damaged kidney cells

Gene therapy has gained momentum in the past year, following the federal government's approval of the first such treatments for inherited retinal diseases and hard-to-treat leukemia. Now, research led by Washington University ...

Medical research

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system.

Medical research

Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preventing fibrosis

Researchers at Cardiff University and the Wales Kidney Research Unit have discovered a potential new method for preventing the process that causes scar formation in organs.

Immunology

Mechanism for resistance to immunotherapy treatment discovered

An urgent question for cancer scientists is why immunotherapy achieves dramatic results in some cases but doesn't help most patients. Now, two research groups from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have independently discovered ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New compound stops progressive kidney disease in its tracks

Progressive kidney diseases, whether caused by obesity, hypertension, diabetes, or rare genetic mutations, often have the same outcome: The cells responsible for filtering the blood are destroyed. Reporting today in Science, ...

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