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What research is being performed on an artificial kidney?
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
In brief: Tissue engineering
Tissue engineering is an exciting field of study whereby new organs can be made from "stem" cells on biological "scaffolding".
Rudimentary artificial kidneys have been made in such a fashion which produce "urine", but their application in medicine is a long way off yet. Much of this pioneering work has been done by dr. Anthony atala at wake forest university in nc.

In brief: Tissue engineering
Tissue engineering is an exciting field of study whereby new organs can be made from "stem" cells on biological "scaffolding".
Rudimentary artificial kidneys have been made in such a fashion which produce "urine", but their application in medicine is a long way off yet. Much of this pioneering work has been done by dr. Anthony atala at wake forest university in nc.
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