Kidney breakthrough ‘could end the need for donors’ by JAMES CHAPMAN, Daily Mail Scientists have created the world’s first test-tube organs in a breakthrough that could revolutionise transplant medicine.The American experts are claiming to have used cloning technology to transform cells taken from a cow’s ear into functioning kidneys. The ‘spare-part’ kidneys were genetically identical… Read more »Continue Reading
An estimated 23 million American adults have chronic kidney disease. Currently the NIH spends $655 million on kidney disease research. With good care, fewer than 10 percent of diabetics develop kidney failure. Management of complications has markedly improved the quality of life of dialysis patients. Dialysis dementia due to aluminum toxicity no longer occurs. Premature… Read more »Continue Reading
We all have ailments For those who are immunosuppressed, you will relate. For those who aren’t familiar with it probably just think I’m sick often. This is my life. It’s been basically 3 weeks that I have stayed in bed off and on. What started as bronchitis turned into pneumonia. The gym and eating… Read more »Continue Reading
Kidney transplants have changed drastically over the years, and no one knows better than Brenda Hudson, who recently had her second kidney transplant 40 years after her first. In 1976, Hudson, who was 17 at the time, needed a kidney fast. Lupus was attacking her organs and had practically destroyed her kidneys, forcing her… Read more »Continue Reading
While I fight through depression and the constant fear of death, I have decided to share mine in the hopes of helping and supporting others. It hasn’t been easy. In exchange for keeping me alive, the medicine I take daily produces awful side effects. It’s a no win situation. No matter how healthy I eat or how much I work out, I still have to put these harsh drugs into my body. I’m scared of the long term effects. I wish I was fortunate enough to wake up everyday and not have to think about my health.