Many kidneys discarded in the United States would be transplanted in France

French organ transplant centers are far more likely to accept “lower-rated” kidneys, like those from older organ donors, than centers in the United States, according to a first-of-its kind analysis published today in JAMA Internal Medicine. French transplant centers would have transplanted more than 60 percent—about 17,500 kidneys—of the nearly Continue Reading

Mini-kidneys grown from stem cells provide new insights into kidney disease and potential therapies

An international team of researchers led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has grown ‘miniature kidneys’ in the laboratory that could be used to better understand how kidney diseases develop in individual patients. The mini kidneys, known as kidney organoids, were grown outside the body from skin cells derived Continue Reading

How the heart and kidneys work together for mental health, according to Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has greatly increased its renown outside of China these past few years. Considered as the oldest, most continuously practiced, professional, literate medicine in the world, it’s no surprise that universities and hospitals have already warmed up to practicing TCM together with Western Medicine as legitimate disciplines. Continue Reading