The new brainchild of Japanese scientists - cultured tissue of the kidney, which is based on mouse embrionalnych stem iPS cells, according to ITAR-TASS. Until recently, scientists were unable to obtain tissue kidney, as it has a fairly complex structure. That's why its restoration after damage is almost impossible.
A group of scientists, headed by Dr. Kenji of Osafune were able to make a breakthrough in this field and grow kidney urinary tubule. This discovery can completely change the existing foundations in transplantation.
In the near future are expected to conduct preliminary testing of the tubule. If the test results are positive, then the scientists will begin to create other parts of the kidney. They want to repeat the success of their colleagues from the University of Yokohama, which last year managed to get from iPS cells of the liver tissue.
The interest of scientists also fueled last year's Nobel prize in physiology and medicine, which received their compatriot Xingyi Yamanaka for research in the field of stem cells, and which promised to develop clear methods of their application.
The Japanese government actively supports the development of various cell technology: it is expected the creation of a Bank of cells, and their mass production. In short, Japanese scientists create new foundations for the development of regenerative medicine.