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Deceased Organ Donation

Scientists Create an Artificial Kidney

http://www.smartplanet.com/technology/blog/science-scope/researchers-create-an-artificial-kidney-the-size-of-a-coffee-cup/5614/

I think my favorite part is that the person’s blood pressure powers it.

I corrected the author on her assertion that transplant is the ‘only’ treatment for kidney failure. Um, dialysis anyone? These small errors are how bigger misconceptions are repeated and eventually become ‘facts’ in the public’s mind, so it’s always good to be vigilant.

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