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July 28, 2011 /  Nivea

Reprogramming Kidney Cells

Approximately 60 million people across the globe have chronic kidney disease, and many will need dialysis or a transplant. Breakthrough research indicates that patients’ own kidney cells can be gathered and reprogrammed. Reprogramming patients’ kidney cells could mean that in the future, fewer patients with kidney disease would require complicated, expensive procedures that affect their quality of life.

via Could Patients’ Own Kidney Cells Cure Kidney Disease? Reprogrammed Kidney Cells Could Make Transplants and Dialysis Things of the Past

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