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Researchers have solved century-old mystery of why lone kidneys grow larger when the one other is lost.

Researchers from Georgia Regents University, Vanderbilt University, Texas A&M University, and Northwestern University have found an explanation for the century-old observation that if a person ends up with just one kidney, the lone organ gets bigger.  When a single kidney is removed because of injury or for transplantation, the remaining kidney can rapidly get 50 to 60 percent bigger, an apparent

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