Kidney failure is a growing problem in the United States, every year, approximately 10,000 kidneys become available for transplant into patients with end-stage kidney disease. However, the waiting lists for … Continue Reading Mammalian kidney identified as a ‘blood-generating’ organ for the first time.
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have pinpointed the immune system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs, a significant step toward reducing or … Continue Reading Kidney transplant tolerance mechanism identified.
Transplanted kidneys may not function long-term if they come from donors with variants in a particular gene, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. … Continue Reading Gene variants linked to shorter survival of transplanted kidneys identified.