Kidney Health


Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs

1 de August de 2018 | 12:00 pm
Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report. This line of research...

A treatment against Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

27 de April de 2018 | 12:00 pm
Argentina has the highest number of cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) worldwide, a disease related to the intake of contaminated food. HUS is...

New liver conservation procedure decreases mortality among transplanted patients by 20%

19 de April de 2018 | 12:00 pm
Keeping a donor’s liver at room temperature some hours prior to transplantation could decrease the number of deaths among transplanted patients by 20%, according...

Scientist found new approach against kidney damage in females

13 de March de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Dr. Zesergio Melo leads an investigation on the behavior of kidney diseases and functional female hormones. To this end, Dr. Melo focused on analyzing...

New training device for kidney stone surgery eliminates radiation exposure

21 de December de 2017 | 1:00 pm
IMSS urologist developed a device to practice percutaneous nephrolithotomy (procedure used to remove kidney stones from the body when they can’t pass on their...

Zika: the first test for screening the virus in blood and organ donations

21 de October de 2017 | 1:00 pm
The Food and Drug Administration of the United States (FDA) approved the first test to detect Zika virus in samples obtained from volunteer donors...

Mexican researchers generate heart tissue that may replace heart implants

15 de September de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Researchers at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, UAM) are cultivating scaffolds in vitro from healthy cells grown in electro-mechanical bioreactors for soft...

Innate Immunity of Donated Liver Linked with Recipient’s Risk of Bacterial Infection and Death after Transplant

27 de August de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Recipients of a liver with poor production of MBL protein are at increased risk of bacterial complications such as pneumonia, septic shock, and death...

The importance of kidney health, particularly in diabetic and hypertensive patients

25 de March de 2017 | 1:00 pm
The main function of the kidneys is cleaning the blood of toxins, remove water, secrete hormones such as erythropoietin (stimulates the formation of red...

A Therapy May Avoid Kidney Rejection in Transplanted Diabetics

20 de March de 2017 | 1:00 pm
Scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) are developing a therapy so that avoids organ rejection in kidney transplanted patients. One of...
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