December 16, 2013

"It is an amazing process – it is like a Lego building that puts itself together."

An astonishing and a very welcome medical advance.  Congratulations.

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists
Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants

"This is the first time anybody has managed to direct stem cells into the functional units of a kidney," Professor Brandon Wainwright, from the University of Queensland, told The Telegraph.

"It is an amazing process – it is like a Lego building that puts itself together."

The engineered kidney was developed by a team of Australian scientists led by the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience.
Posted by Jill Fallon at December 16, 2013 5:17 PM | Permalink