Mini-kidneys grown from stem cells provide new insights into kidney disease and potential therapies

An international team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has grown ‘miniature kidneys’ in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients. The mini kidneys, known as kidney organoids, were grown outside the body from skin cells derived from a single patient who has polycystic kidney disease, one […]

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OMG! Angelina Jolie’s Kids Look All Grown Up at NYC Movie Premiere: Pics

A family affair! Angelina Jolie attended the New York City movie premiere of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind with all six of her kids on Monday, February 25. The Maleficent actress, 43, posed for pics with her brood at the event, pairing a navy blue coat with a black top and matching pants. Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, […]

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged kidneys in people or be used to test drugs developed to fight kidney disease. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has […]

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