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A Post-Doc Builds Proto-Kidneys from Scratch

More than 30 million Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD), including thousands in Maine. 

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Research by Iain Drummond, Ph.D., Brings Science Closer to Kidney Replacement Tissue

We all know our kidneys are charged with filtering our blood – an astonishing 52 gallons of it a day. But how does that actually happen? It turns out that it’s not unlike what one might imagine.

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Attracting Students from Around the Globe

Course offers extensive laboratory training The MDI Biological Laboratory’s Applications of Organoid Technology course, held in May for the second consecutive year, is the only course in the world offering extensive laboratory training in making organoids. “Our course is called ‘Applications of Organoid Technology’ for a reason,” said course director Hugo de Jonge, Ph.D., a...

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Report from the 2016 American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week: Using Stem Cells and Organoids to Build a New Kidney

Nephrologists have always been interested in basic biology. At the MDI Biological Laboratory, scientists have been making major scientific contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of renal tubules and their implications for salt and water balance — and hence their effect on disease — for nearly a century. In recent years, the focus...

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