Original Published Date: 
Monday, December 16, 2013

Media issued by Stem Cells Australia
Australian researchers have made  a major leap forward in treating renal disease, announcing they have grown a  kidney using stem cells. The breakthrough paves the way for improved treatments  for patients with kidney disease and bodes well for the future of the wider  field of bioengineering organs. The research, published in Nature Cell  Biology, is supported by  the ARC as part of the Stem Cells Australia Special Research Initiative, the  National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the Queensland  Government.