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Topics and Expertise: kidney

UCSF features expertise in kidney care and work on artificial kidney

A team of kidney experts talk about kidney disease and share their hopes for the future.

Implantable bioartificial kidney achieves preclinical milestone

Scientists implanted a prototype kidney bioreactor in large animals without significant safety concerns.

The Kidney Project earns KidneyX award to make home dialysis better for patients

A team led by Shuvo Roy, PhD, recently won an award that will fund the development of an easy-to-use, safe, and effective home dialysis system.

Drugs screened for effects on key transporters, risk of dangerous interactions

To reduce the risk of toxic drug interactions, UCSF's Kathy Giacomini, PhD, and colleagues are screening thousands of prescription drugs, testing how much they inhibit key proteins in kidney and liver cell

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.