Medical research

Team creates cells that line blood vessels

In a scientific first, Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have successfully grown the cells that line the blood vessels—called vascular endothelial cells—from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), revealing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Team studies role of white blood cells in kidney failure

Better targeted treatments for 20 per cent of renal failure patients are on the horizon following a key discovery about the role of white blood cells in kidney inflammation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Likelihood of transplant lower at profit-driven dialysis facilities

(HealthDay)—Patients with end-stage kidney disease who undergo dialysis at for-profit institutions are less likely to receive a kidney transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in the Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research shows racial disparities in pregnant women on dialysis

Pregnancy is not common in women on dialysis due to impaired fertility. New research from the University of Cincinnati finds that among patients with certain kidney disease there is a racial disparity as to who is more likely ...

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