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Naked Scientist - Making mini kidneys

Professor Jamie Davies went native with the Naked Scientist podcasters to discuss his work using stem cells to create kidney organoids.

Kidney failure is a common problem globally and the need for kidney transplants outstrips supply. While blood dialysis is one solution, it’s time consuming and a strain on the body. Jamie and his team are working on using a patient’s own stem cells to create new kidney cells that could be coaxed into mini-kidney-like organs and ultimately replace lost kidney function.

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