Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018

Kidney tissue successfully grown in Italian laboratory


(ANSA) - Rome, October 18 - Kidney tissue has been
successfully grown in a laboratory for the very first time.
Nephrons, the primary structure of kidneys, were grown in
an Italian laboratory from the embryonic cells of mice, opening
a path toward the creation artificial organs.
The study was conducted by the Anna Maria Astori Center at
the Mario Negri Insitute of Bergamo, and was published in the
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Researchers led by Christodoulos Xinaris implanted the
laboratory-grown nephrons into mice and found they began to
function like normal kidney cells.

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