Method allows for generation of nephron progenitor cells

06/18/2013 | Asahi Shimbun (Japan), The

Researchers at Astellas Pharma and Kyoto University have developed a method to produce nephron progenitor cells from human induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells using various chemical compounds and growth factors. Scientists reported at a stem cell research meeting that the differentiated nephron progenitor cells demonstrated the qualities of natural nephron progenitor cells. This points to the potential of the differentiation method in improving regenerative treatments for chronic renal failure and other refractory renal diseases, they say.

View Full Article in:

Asahi Shimbun (Japan), The

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Paralegal
Mylan Inc.
Washington, DC
Health Care Exchange Account Manager
Kaiser Permanente
San Diego, CA
Director of Actuarial Services, Government Programs
PacificSource
Springfield, OR
Director, Health Plan Claims Operations
Group Health Cooperative
Seattle, WA
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC