Kidney: Development and Regeneration Potential

Over the past few decades, stem cell research has progressively advanced. With the originally discovered hematopoietic stem cells, progenitor cells are now well characterized and include endothelial stem cells and neural stem cells. Advances in this area of research have expanded the potential for organ regeneration using stem cells to replace damaged tissue. In nephrology, tissue regeneration is gaining considerable attention as a next-generation of therapy for renal failure.

Kidney Regenerative Medicine Strategies in Patients With Chronic Renal Failure

Because of the high cost and wide scope of the current dialysis treatment for patients with chronic renal failure, regenerative strategies have become increasingly of interest to clinicians and researchers.

Further, even though kidneys are able to be transplanted successfully, the lack of suitable transplantable organs has prevented kidney ...

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