Kidney transplant: Surgeons carry out first European keyhole kidney transplant

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

The technique, originally developed in India, offers patients the chance of a much faster recovery after the operation.

Milestone reached in building replacement kidneys in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 10th Sep, 2014
by Alex Muller

Regenerative medicine researchers have developed the most successful method to date to keep blood vessels in new human-sized pig kidney organs open and flowing with blood.

Kidney transplant drug halves the early risk of organ rejection

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2014
by Alex Muller

The drug, called alemtuzumab, also allows a less toxic regimen of anti-rejection drugs to be used after the operation.

Researchers grow human kidney using stem cells

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013
by Alex Muller

Only 25% of those on the wait list for a donor kidney will ever receive the lifesaving call.