VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Scientists create functioning kidney tissue

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 9/2/2018

Description

Scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a first for medical science.

The study led by Professors Sue Kimber and Adrian Woolf from The University of Manchester, signifies a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease.

Media coverage

Title News Health Functioning human mini-kidney grown from stem cells in mice for first time
Media name/outletThe Independent
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/02/18
DescriptionFunctional human “mini-kidneys” capable of filtering blood to produce urine have been grown in a living organism in a medical first that marks a major step towards treatments for kidney disease.

Researchers have been able to develop human stem cells into a mini-kidney which is “markedly more mature than any previously reported findings”.

It is complete with functioning human blood vessels and able to filter the blood of its mouse host.
URLwww.independent.co.uk/news/health/human-kidney-grown-mouse-stem-cells-urine-medical-first-scientists-functioning-tissue-cells-a8202856.html
PersonsSusan Kimber, Adrian Woolf
TitleIs an end in sight for kidney disease?Human tissue capable of producing URINE in mice is created in a world first
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date9/02/18
DescriptionA stunning medical breakthrough has seen human kidney tissue capable of producing urine grown in the lab, in a world first.

Experts used stem cells to create mini-kidneys that were implanted into mice, with tests revealing they were able to filter and excrete waste.

The research will allow medical researchers to model kidney diseases using the new structures, advancing our understanding of a number of conditions.

It is also a key step in creating working kidneys for transplant, grown from a patient's own tissue, a more realistic possibility in the future.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5373411/Human-kidney-tissue-capable-producing-URINE-created.html
PersonsSusan Kimber, Adrian Woolf