New research results from Kidney Research Institute investigator Dr. Bryan Kestenbaum and colleagues show that heroin use in the Pacific Northwest is linked to a rare but incurable kidney disease. The results, published June 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed that, among 38 patients diagnosed with AA-type kidney amyloidosis, […]
“This is a new ‘secret weapon’ in our fight against disease,” says Beno Freedman, investigator at the Kidney Research Institute, about a robotic system that grows mini-organs from human stem cells. Congratulations to Beno and lead authors Stefan Czerniecki and Nelly Cruz from the Freedman Lab, and Jennifer Harder and colleagues at the University of […]
“This is brand new, we wouldn’t have been able to do this a few years ago.” On April 11, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins used our kidney-on-a-chip to demonstrate the value of biomedical research to Congress. Click ‘read more’ to watch the clip (1:17 in video).