Tagged: end-stage renal disease (ESRD)

Wired magazine visits The Kidney Project

Kidney failure is a debilitating and ultimately deadly illness, and a health policy crisis. With 468,000 people on dialysis in the U.S., costing the government $31 billion dollars a year, very little money is spent on researching alternatives to current treatments.

Feature articles shine spotlight on Kidney Project

The San Francisco Chronicle and the Bay Area News Group, which includes the San Jose Mercury News and Oakland Tribune, have published feature articles this week focused on The Kidney Project, an effort to develop the first implantable bioartificial kidney to treat end-stage renal disease.

Kidney Project receives two major gifts, increased Hind professorship endowment

Research at the UCSF School of Pharmacy to develop the first implantable bioartificial kidney recently received exceptional private support: $1 million from the family of the late philanthropists Harry and Diana Hind, and $50,000 from the Patterson Barclay Memorial Foundation.

Shuvo Roy inducted, honored as Rising Star by BayBio

Shuvo Roy, PhD, will be inducted on November 1st as a member of the BayBio Pantheon for his contributions to the life sciences industry and specifically for work developing the world’s first surgically implantable bioartificial kidney. The BayBio Pantheon, which currently has 52 elected members, honors the achievements of Northern California life scientists.

Artificial kidney project receives $3 million from Goldman Foundation, NIH

The effort to create the first implantable bioartificial kidney has received a $750,000 gift from the John and Marcia Goldman Foundation.

In-flight programming features bioartificial kidney

 Passengers who travel on American Airlines from September through October 2011 will learn about the surgically implantable bioartificial kidney being developed at UCSF as a permanent solution to end stage renal disease.

Shuvo Roy presents new research on artificial kidney membranes

Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, presented initial results of research into a new type of silicon-based kidney fi

Bioartificial kidney addition wins LEGO robot design awards

In fall 2010, a team of 8 school children won multiple awards in the Wisconsin regional and state FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) 2010 Body Forward™ Challenge, an international biomedical engineering competition involving a research project and robot games.

Reflection: 30 years of top NIH funding for UCSF School of Pharmacy

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SmartPlanet video features The Kidney Project

The implantable bioartifical kidney is explained in this December 6, 2010, SmartPlanet video featuring Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.

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