Tagged: kidney

How many times do you wash your blood each day? - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Feb 01, 2013

Stop Kidney Attack.  See this great short video from last year’s World Kidney Day as to why it is so very very important to look after your kidneys. Or as Fred Dagg may sing “If it weren’t for your kidneys, where would you be? You’d be in the hospital or infirmary.” Tagged: Acute Kidney Injury, … Continue reading » … Read More

Lives to be saved on March 14th 2013 - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 23, 2013

Kidney’s are being attacked every day.  Yours could be next.  So common and deadly are kidney attacks that the theme for this year’s World Kidney Day is “Kidneys for Life: Stop Kidney Attack!“ Kidney Attack, or as Physicians and scientists call it “Acute Kidney Injury,” is a syndrome which affects several thousand people a year … Continue reading » … Read More

Deserved - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Aug 22, 2012

Colleague Dr Suetonia Palmer just won a prestigious L’Oreal for Women in Science award.  She’s one of my “go to people” for nephrological type questions (ie all the stuff I don’t know).  This award is very well deserved!  The press release on scoop gives all the salient details.  Just let me add my bit. What … Continue reading » … Read More

Kidneys are Kool with a capital K - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Jan 13, 2012

The kidney is still very much a black box to me.  Hence, the box in this mini-infographic (a “minfo”) describing some of the cool stuff our kidneys do.  As you can tell, it is not just a brilliant filter getting rid of waste products but so much more.  Dialysis (with the aid of Nephrologists’ potions) … Continue reading … Read More

Printing a human kidney - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 11, 2011

FRIDAY VIDEO: Speaking at TED surgeon Anthony Atala presents early work on ‘printing’ a kidney and other regenerative medicine. The basic idea is to use a 3-D printer working with living cells to create an organ, for example a kidney. (Do remember that most of the work talked about is about prototypes, looking to … Read More

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