Stem cells ‘boost kidney transplants’

Genetics/stem cells

“Stem cells beat kidney rejection,” says BBC News. The broadcaster says that an injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of treatment to suppress the immune system. The news is based on research detailing the outcomes of eight experimental kidney transplants where the organ came from [...]

Stem cells offer kidney transplant alternative

Genetics/stem cells

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — People whose kidneys are failing are often forced to wait years to get a transplant. About one in 20 will die during that long wait. For many who do get new ones, there’s also a new worry. Now that could soon be a thing of the past. Lindsay Porter’s kidneys swelled [...]