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Bio-engineered kidney offers new hope to patients suffering renal failure

Researchers in the United States on Sunday said they had bio-engineered a kidney and transplanted it into rats, marking a step forward in a quest to help patients suffering from kidney failure. The prototype proves that a “bio-kidney” can work, emulating breakthroughs elsewhere to build replacement structures for livers, hearts…

Outbreak of kidney failure in Wyoming linked to ‘Spice’

(Reuters) – Three young people have been hospitalized with kidney failure and a dozen others sickened in Casper, Wyoming, in an outbreak linked to a batch of the designer drug Spice, authorities said on Friday. State medical officials said the cause of the outbreak was under investigation but reported that…

Kidney drug fails to work in international trial

WASHINGTON — A drug known as sulodexide has failed to show any benefit toward halting kidney failure in people with diabetes and an international trial has been stopped early, a US medical journal said Thursday. The drug, once seen as a potentially promising treatment to reduce protein in the urine,…

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