Scientists create, for the first time, “mini-kidneys" from human stem cells

A team of researchers from the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), the Salk Institute in California and the Hospital Clinic - IDIBAPS in Barcelona creates three-dimensional kidney structures in culture using human stem cells. Up to now scientists have had a limited success in producing kidney cells in culture, therefore this new study is a scientific revolution. This progress will facilitate the study of kidney diseases, the discovery of new drugs and is a step forward towards the implementation of stem cell-based therapies.

Information via CMRB