Kidney Health


Receiving a kidney from a donor over 80 is better than continuing on dialysis

15 de August de 2019 | 12:00 pm
A new study demonstrates the viability of kidney donation by elderly patients. After analyzing more than 2,500 patients on the waiting list, all over...

UNAM scientists developed device to improve quality control of donated corneas

10 de July de 2019 | 12:00 pm
An ophthalmological device, created by Adriana Hernández López and José Jorge García Loya, of the Department of Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine (FM)...

Researchers discover method that rehabilitates kidneys for transplant

20 de May de 2019 | 12:00 pm
The discovery was made by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine of Sao Jose do Rio Preto (FAMERP), a city in the interior of...

Injured Lungs Can Be Regenerated for Transplant: Study

16 de May de 2019 | 12:00 pm
Severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to be suitable for transplantation, researchers say. A transplant is the only lifesaving treatment for people with end-stage...

Mexican students developed method to detect kidney damage after a transplant

26 de March de 2019 | 1:00 pm
Students from the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ) developed a method to detect kidney damage or symptoms of rejection after a transplant. The objective...

Spanish researchers created vascularized mini-kidneys from adult stem cells

24 de February de 2019 | 12:00 pm
A study published in the journal Nature Materials describes how scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) generated organoids (cells grown in...

NFAT5 protein plays an important role in the communication between macrophages and lymphocytes

27 de October de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Spanish researchers have described a new molecular mechanism that favors the presentation of antigens by macrophages to CD4 T lymphocytes. This process is necessary...

Phosphorus control decreases hormone that affects the cardiovascular system

18 de October de 2018 | 1:00 pm
The accumulation of phosphorus in the body causes undesirable effects in the cardiovascular system especially in patients with renal failure. A research team was...

What’s new in the study of kidney disease?

11 de October de 2018 | 1:00 pm
Until October of last year, more than 13 thousand people were waiting for a kidney transplant in Mexico. This organ is the most demanded...

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...
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