Clinical Trials, U.S.: Kidney Disease

The advent of cell-based therapies has changed the traditional view regarding organs having limited capacities for regeneration. Stem cells are currently viewed as the solution to a wide range of diseases that are generally characterized with damaged or dysfunctional cells and tissues. The introduction of stem cells to specific organs of the body for differentiation, as well as replacement or repair of diseased tissues, is based on their inherent plasticity, allowing them to perform an array of cellular functions. In the area of kidney diseases and disorders, stem cells are regarded as key structures that could serve as mechanisms for their natural repair and prevent further progression of renal diseases.

For centuries, the biomedical field has considered vital organs of the body as fully differentiated

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