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New Drug Screening Tool Reduces Need for Animal Testing

Offbeat  (tags: Animal testing, drugs, invention, medication, health )

- 1339 days ago -
Because their job is to eliminate drugs and other foreign compounds from the body, the kidneys are a main target for any toxic effects. Now, after finding an effective way of producing human kidney cells from stem cells, a team of scientists


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M B (62)
Friday October 16, 2015, 6:05 pm
Good job!

Rosemary Rannes (642)
Friday October 16, 2015, 8:04 pm
Incredible news and to think it's a win = win ... no more testing on animals in several sectors beyond pharmaceutical, but also food and cosmetic industries.

Diabetics, heart patients and anyone on drugs that contribute to high toxicity in the kidneys have hope due to stem cell research which now can be used effectively and safely to restore ailing kidneys.

"We have developed the fastest and most efficient protocol for generating kidney cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. Within 8 days, it yielded highly pure kidney cells that were suitable for compound screening."

Scooby I'm so excited about this news, thank you for caring to post !
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