Start A Petition

New Drug Screening Tool Reduces Need for Animal Testing


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

Scooby
- 1339 days ago - medicalnewstoday.com
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



   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

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 !
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.