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23 - 11 - 2016

Regenerative medicine for chronic kidney failure

Chronic kidney failure (CKF) is an irreversible impairment of the kidney’s filtration capacity. Dialysis and transplants are the only therapeutic options. In 2009, 36,000 people used dialysis in France.

The European project Nephrotools aims to treat CKF by regenerating the kidneys thanks to cell therapy. Kidney stem cell lines were created and studied. They showed positive results in vitro and in mice. The researchers suggested that these stem cells be subjected to a clinical trial.