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.
The project seeks to replace dialysis and replicate the vital functions of a healthy kidney with a surgically implanted device the size of a coffee cup. The multi-institution research is being led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, a faculty member in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, a joint department of the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine.
Kidney designers take cues from nature - San Francisco Chronicle
Artificial kidney offers hope to patients tethered to a dialysis machine - Oakland Tribune
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