Discovery: Major Step Toward Growing Kidneys

January 12, 2016 by School of Medicine Webmaster

In a significant step toward growing replacement kidneys, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney. It’s a discovery of critical importance, as efforts to grow kidneys have long been frustrated by the inability to create the vasculature necessary for a functional organ.

Read the full article here by Josh Barney.

Check out the video here.

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