UVA Discovery a Major Step Toward Growing Kidneys

December 17, 2015 by wpc2m@virginia.edu   |   Leave a Comment

UVA Today recently featured an article about some of our CHRC research staff.

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In a significant step toward growing replacement kidneys, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified the cells that give rise to the blood vessels within the kidney. It’s a discovery of critical importance, as efforts to grow kidneys have long been frustrated by the inability to create the vasculature necessary for a functional organ.  Read More

Watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7MXHOQL2Yk&feature=youtu.be

This was even featured on our local TV news: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/UVA-Taking-Major-Steps-Toward-Kidney-Reproduction-363087221.html

 

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