Artificial kidney could free thousands from dialysis

UCSF researcher Dr. Shuvo Roy and his team are currently testing an implantable artificial kidney designed to filter the blood and perform other kidney functions. Promising results from recent trials has led to the National Institute of Health providing a multi-million dollar grant to assist researchers proceed to human testing. Roy hopes to request permission to test the artificial kidney with human patients, possibly in the next two years. 


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