Work being conducted on the renal organoids, at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
One of the renal organoids, implanted in a lab rat host (Image: Dr. Christodoulos Xinaris)
While it may not be possible to grow functional human kidneys in a lab just yet, scientists at Italy’s Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research have definitely come a step closer. In a paper published last week, they reported that they have created kidney-like “organoids,” that perform the same functions as kidneys when implanted in rats.
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