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Kidneys, as depicted in a diagram. (Wikybrew) 0

Lab Grown Kidneys Transplanted Into Animals For Very First Time

Lab Grown Kidneys Transplanted Into Animals For Very First Time (Japan) Researchers at the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo have detailed the alleged successful transplant of functional kidneys created in a lab for the very first time in both rats and pigs. Using a technique they call the “stepwise peristaltic ureter” system (SWPU) researchers were able to successfully attach the partially lab-grown kidneys into host subjects, allowing for continued growth of the new kidney while avoiding problems like hydronephrosis (blockage of the ureter tubes disallowing the passage of urine from kidney to  bladder). Kidneys were grown from embryonic tissue in...