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Teacher gives his kidney to student

London - In a clear display of selflessness, a special education teacher donates one of his healthy kidneys to an ailing student.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

New kidney transplant safety test

A simple test that can reveal whether a kidney transplant recipient is at imminent risk of organ rejection has been developed. The test checks urine levels of an immune protein.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Robotic ultrasound developed to screen for kidney cancers

Medical technologists have carried out a study that demonstrates the benefits that robotic ultrasound techniques can offer in the treatment of kidney cancers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Facebook saves the day

Facebook. A social network that some of us can't seem to live without. To us, Facebook satisfies our curiosity when we can't help but wonder what our friends and family are up to. But to Eddie Beatrice, Facebook was a matter of life or death.
In the Media by Jonathan Lam - 2 comments

Human kidney cells created from stem cells

Scientists based at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) have generated human kidney cells from human embryonic stem cells within a laboratory.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Ibuprofen linked to kidney damage in children

A new study suggests that ibuprofen, along with similar painkillers called NSAIDs, could cause kidney damage in young children, especially if taken when children are dehydrated.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Vodka IV saves puppy from renal failure

Melbourne - A bottle of vodka turned out to be a puppy's best friend after the inquisitive pup drank antifreeze and began to go into kidney failure.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Video: S. Carolina man walks streets in search of kidney for wife

Anderson - Larry William Swilling, 77, of Anderson, SC, has been on the streets with a sign that says: "NEED KIDNEY 4 WIFE." He has been married to Jimmy Sue Swilling, 75, born with one kidney, for 55 years. Her kidney is failing and she needs a new one urgently.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Woman donates kidney to ex-husband's mother

Leominster - When a Massachusetts woman heard her ex-husband's mother needed a kidney, she volunteered to donate hers. The woman and her ex had been divorced for almost a decade.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Woman donates kidney to boss, then gets fired

A New York woman donated a kidney after learning another was in need, and subsequently found herself out of a job. In an unusual situation, the 47-year-old woman has now initiated a lawsuit against her former employer.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 16 comments
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