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A Big Leap in Kidney Disease Research: Scientists Develop Breakthrough Model

Posted Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Kidneys work to constantly filter blood and remove toxins from the body. Conditions such as Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) reduce the kidneys’ ability to perform this essential function. CKD incidence is growing and more than 1.4 million individuals depend on dialysis or kidney transplant for survival. The development of new treatments depends on an understanding of the mechanisms of the disease progression, but scientists have not been able to accurately model kidney filtration in vitro – until now.

In a study published in Nature Communications, scientists at Child-ren’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) demonstrate an in vitro kidney model that could change the course of research for diseases like CKD.

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