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Researchers develop functional living membrane in massive leap towards a bioartificial kidney.

The limited removal of metabolic waste products in dialyzed kidney patients leads to high morbidity and mortality.  A bioartificial kidney could replace the need for dialysis or transplantation in the millions of patients with kidney failure. A key requirement for such a device is the formation of a ‘living membrane’, consisting of a tight kidney cell layer on artificial membrane

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