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  • New protein neutralizes COVID in tiny human kidney

    Northwestern Medicine scientists have developed a new protein that acts as a trickster to neutralize the COVID-19 infection in a human kidney organoid, a miniature organ made from stem cells in the lab. The protein is a variant of ACE2 (angiotensin converting enzyme-2), the receptor the coronavirus more

  • Renal reabsorption in living devices

    Every day our kidneys tackle the daunting task of continuously cleaning our blood to prevent waste, salt and excess fluid from building up inside our bodies. To achieve this, the kidneys' approximately one million filtration units (glomeruli) first remove both waste products and precious nutrients f more

  • Material could give dialysis patients the freedom to move

    For more than 3 million people around the world, kidney failure is a life-altering diagnosis, if not a life-threatening one. While about 17 percent of people in the U.S. with end-stage kidney disease are now getting transplants, the average time spent waiting is 3-5 years. And much of that time is c more

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Why Shouldn’t You Eat Rhubarb Leaves?

Field-grown rhubarb will shortly be coming into season and appearing in supermarkets in the UK, so it seems like a good time to take a look at the chemistry behind this odd-looking vegetable. It’s mostly used in pies and desserts, but it’s only the stalks of the plant that we eat – and there’s a rea more

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Kidney

Kidney The kidneys are organs that filter wastes (such as urea ) from the blood and excrete them, along with water , as urine . The medical field that studies the kidneys and diseases of the kidney is called nephrology Together, kidneys weig ... more

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