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dialysis

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Man with kidney disease first in U.S. to get bioengineered vein

In a first-of-its kind procedure, surgeons implant the blood vessel into the arm of a 62-year-old Virginia man with renal failure.

By June 6, 2013

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Are the days of kidney dialysis numbered?

A prototype implantable artificial kidney could, in the next decade, render costly and inefficient dialysis a treatment of the past, according to work out of UCSF.

By September 3, 2010

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Donate organs? No, grow them from scratch

Columbia researcher Nina Tandon believes that the era of engineered tissues -- think ultimately of a replacement kidney grown in the lab -- is just beginning.

By August 31, 2012

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What impact will Facebook have on organ donations?

People are turning to social media to bridge the chasm between those in need of life-saving organs and those who can help. This offers hope but also introduces risks.

By May 29, 2012

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Human-powered: Biofuel cell converts glucose into electricity

Biofuel cells implanted into live bodies can use glucose and oxygen to generate electricity, and may be powering devices such as artificial organs and prosthetics within the next decade.

By October 17, 2011

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Dude, your veins are off the shelf!

Researchers are testing bioengineered veins in two sizes that could soon enable patients with poor veins to go on dialysis, undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and more.

By February 3, 2011

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HP's inkjet tech to be used for in-home dialysis treatment

The printing technology will be used to provide safe, less-expensive home system for patients.

By October 15, 2008

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Dean Kamen: Cultural inertia is main tech barrier

Inventor says societal priorities and resistance to change slow adoption of potentially superior tech, including a water purification and power generation system he developed for poor countries.

By April 30, 2010

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Popular Mechanics awards highlight innovators

For the fifth year, the magazine picks the most important designs and innovators in the world of technology, alternative energy, medicine, and other fields.

By October 6, 2009

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Tech brings hope to kidney transplant seekers

A new technology to be unveiled at the Demo conference employs complex algorithms to find suitable matches for kidney transplants.

By March 2, 2009