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A kidney transplant is an operation where a healthy kidney from one person (the donor) is transferred to a person who has little or no kidney function (the recipient).
You can no longer make the argument that transplanting a kidney into an older recipient is a wasted organ

You can no longer make the argument that transplanting a kidney into an older recipient is a wasted organ

Suitcase-sized machine helps patients undergoing rigorous dialysis for kidney failure

Suitcase-sized machine helps patients undergoing rigorous dialysis for kidney failure

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Mutations in newly discovered gene, NPHP5 cause Senior-Loken syndrome

Up to 500,000 Americans will develop lupus-related kidney disease

Up to 500,000 Americans will develop lupus-related kidney disease

NIH awards grant to explore causal relationship between epoetin dose and survival of hemodialysis patients

NIH awards grant to explore causal relationship between epoetin dose and survival of hemodialysis patients

Risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

Risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants

10 to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don’t know it

10 to 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease but most don’t know it

Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Generic antipsychotic drugs can protect brain cells from progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

The first test in humans of a bioartificial kidney

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

Although age isn’t considered when matching kidney donors with their recipients, it should be

$75 million over 5 years to study islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes

$75 million over 5 years to study islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

Studies confirm that chronic kidney disease independently increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

New combination of drugs results in fewer incidences of rejection in liver transplant patients

New combination of drugs results in fewer incidences of rejection in liver transplant patients

A new non-invasive test for kidney disease

A new non-invasive test for kidney disease

Possible role for BK virus in development of prostate cancer

Possible role for BK virus in development of prostate cancer

Successes in frozen ovarian tissue technology may offer hope to women being treated for cancer

Successes in frozen ovarian tissue technology may offer hope to women being treated for cancer

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

We want to figure out how to grow new kidneys in humans

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease

African Americans more at risk of kidney disease

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

Sirolimus-based therapy following early cyclosporine withdrawal improves transplanted kidney structure and function

Trial shows Daclizumab therapy improves multiple sclerosis outcome

Trial shows Daclizumab therapy improves multiple sclerosis outcome