Vitaloni M, Pulecio J, Bilic J, Kuebler B, Laricchia-Robbio L, Izpisua Belmonte JC.
Esquivies L, Blackler A, Peran M, Rodriguez-Esteban C, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Booker E, Gray PC, Ahn C, Kwiatkowski W, Choe S.
Xia Y, Nivet E, Sancho-Martinez I, Gallegos T, Suzuki K, Okamura D, Wu MZ, Dubova I, Rodriguez Esteban C, Montserrat N, Campistol JM, Izpisua Belmonte JC
18th November 2013
A team of researchers from the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), the Salk Institute in California and the Hospital Clinic in Barcelona creates three-dimensional kidney structures in culture using human stem cells.
Up to now scientists have had a limited success in producing kidney cells in culture, therefore this new study is a scientific revolution.
This progress will facilitate the study of kidney diseases, the discovery of new drugs and is a step forward towards the implementation of stem cell-based therapies.