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Bioengineered kidney implanted in rat

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An early, but giant, step.

This tech would allow cadaver organs to be stripped of their cells and the remaining matrix repopulated with functional stem cells grown from a patients own cells, making them a genetic match.

I've heard that other groups are working on 3D printing the matrix itself.

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http://www.nature.com/news/lab-grown-kidneys-transplanted-into-rats-1.12791

Lab-grown kidneys transplanted into rats

Engineered organs produce urine, though not as efficiently as natural ones.

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have fitted rats with kidneys that were grown in a lab from stripped-down kidney scaffolds. When transplanted, these 'bioengineered' organs starting filtering the rodents

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That is indeed a huge leap. This will save a lot of people one day.

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