Thanks to bioengineering, scientists have created an artificial kidney and transplanted




Thanks to bioengineering, scientists have created an artificial kidney and transplanted


The world is full of people who are in need of replacing their own dysfunctional organs. But turn on the donation of organs is often so great that few of these people are waiting for transplants. More trouble lies in the fact that there is a risk of rejection of the new organ. However, the published article in a popular science magazine Nature can give hope to those who are about to lose.

Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Regenerative Medicine is currently looking for a way to be able to increase the supply of donor organs and at the same time completely get rid of the possibility of rejection.

In the laboratory, a team led by Harold Ott raised artificial kidney and transplanted it even laboratory rat. Despite the fact that the laboratory kidney to be not as effective as the original, it can filter the blood and produce urine even.


For those suffering from severe kidney disease, people need frequent passage of dialysis. Yes, sick body can be replaced by a new and healthy, but a deficiency in the donor kidney market is too large. Therefore, Harald Ott and his colleagues believe that the success of a transplant an artificial kidney may someday allow to carry out the same procedures and the treatment of people.

“Imagine that one day someone comes to the hospital and says he needs a new kidney and transplanted it to him literally on the same day. Just because the shortage of organs is no more, as there is no immune problems associated with transplantation, “- says Harald Ott, enjoying the first positive results of his group experiments.

The journal Nature reports that the first steps of progress towards the creation of artificial organs Ott came after researchers began to collect in the kidneys recently izdohshih (naturally), the rats, and then make a fence of cells needed to recreate a new body. In this process, the researchers were able to create the connective tissue on which the stem cells through managed recreated body.

Despite the fact that the recreated through bioengineering kidneys clean the blood much more slowly and can only play one-third of the volume of urine, which reproduce natural buds, Harold Ott and his team of scientists are confident that when all of the experimental work will be completed, their laboratory recreated agencies will be able to solve the problem of those who suffer from serious diseases.

“If we get a body that will function for at least 20 percent of the capacity of natural, then that alone will not bring people to dialysis.”

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