Posts Tagged ‘Kidney’

Catholic bishop to donate kidney to poor Hindu

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

A Catholic bishop in India is to donate one of his kidneys to a poor Hindu man, in what is believed to be a world first for a bishop. Bishop Jacob Muricken completed all legal formalities on Friday so he could donate a kidney to a man who media named as E. Sooraj. Bishop Muricken, Read more

Organ sales, a mouse-click away

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

In China, where a growing demand for organ transplants coupled with a dramatic shortage of donors has fuelled a rampant black market trade, selling your organs for cash is a mouse click away. An internet search reveals a website offering kidneys for sale and the contact information of those able to procure them. A young Read more

Stem cells created from human kidneys

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Australian researchers have managed to “trick” human kidney cells into reverting to generalised cells able to develop into virtually any type of tissue in the body. Creating stem cells without the use of embryos offers scientists a powerful new set of tools for studying the molecular mechanisms driving genetic kidney disorders such as polycystic kidney Read more