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Lab-grown kidneys transplanted in to rats


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#1    Saru

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

Scientists have succeeded in transplanting a working rat kidney that was grown in a laboratory.

Nature.com said:

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have fitted rats with kidneys that were grown in a lab from stripped-down kidney scaffolds.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:38 PM

Pretty soon need a new organ they will grow you one.  Hopefully it will keep you from having to take those anti rejection drugs.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

Question is, will your insurance pay for it. Odds are they won't on the grounds that you'll just die at some point any way and it's just a waste of money......their's.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

Amazing!  Thanks go to the animals that had to die for this!

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:21 AM

I don't think you'll need to worry about insurance for a while as they'll be looking for volunteers but on another note,WOW!!! I never imagined this kind of science in my lifetime


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

AWESOME ! Absolutely fantastic !!! :clap:

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:18 AM

speaking as someone with only one kidney, all i can say is, 'about bloody time!!'
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:19 AM

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 04:26 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 15 April 2013 - 08:10 PM, said:

Amazing!  Thanks go to the animals that had to die for this!
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i'm not sure any animals WOULD'VE had to die?
the kidneys were grown from stem cells, and a rat can live as easily with one as it can with two until the airfix/mattel one was fitted back in!

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