Monday, November 08, 2004

Biological Kidney Implant

Just the sort of thing I'm hoping for....John is headed for a 3rd kidney transplant. His first transplant was from his brother, and the disease took it over quickly. Second (cadaveric) transplant has held for 13 years. Average is 10, so he's doing well. But it is working at about 1/3 now, this is timely news for us. One day at a time.
Ten kidney patients at the University of Michigan tested the device, which works in the same way as dialysis but is partly made of human cells. Eventually, scientists hope the device will become an implantable long-term replacement for failing kidneys
Read more here.


  • At 11/10/2004 08:38:00 AM, Blogger ButterflyTeeth said…

    hey...just thought i'd let you know my hosting company made a run for the border so now i have no site...i'll have a new one soon...i'll let ya know.


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