Category Archives: kidney vasculature

Mammalian kidney identified as a ‘blood-generating’ organ for the first time.

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 kidney transplants can run as high as 100,000 individuals, so the majority are treated with dialysis. The therapy, though life-saving, can be inconvenient for patients and itself causes accelerated heart

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