Archives December 2010

We congratulate Dr. Shuvo Roy for his brilliant research. Dr. Roy and his team at the University of California have made a very important discovery, eliminating the need for dialysis, though more research has to be performed now on human beings. This artificial kidney has only the size of a coffee cup and can be implanted inside the body. This can mimic the functions of the real kidney such as filtering the toxins from the blood stream, produce vitamin D and also regulate the blood pressure. This also avoids the kidney transplantation. The Man-made kidney has a silicon membrane which filters the blood to remove the toxins-These toxins pass as waste to the bladder. Further, a bed of kidney cells regulate the chemical balance of the blood. The bed of kidney cells are grown by tissue culture. Now stem-cell research and tissue culture have come to stay. This will also more...


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