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August 21, 2020
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UCF Researchers were awarded a prize in the HHS KidneyX Challenge for development of an implantable artificial kidney device that allows patients to perform dialysis at home. The project previously received support from NIBIB.
August 21, 2020
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Building on early-stage funding by NIBIB to develop an implantable artificial kidney, researchers at the University of California San Francisco were selected for a substantial prize in the HHS KidneyX Challenge.
December 3, 2020
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Creating an artificial implantable kidney would be an epic advance in medicine and could address a chronic shortage of donor kidneys needed for transplant. Researchers have been at this quest for the past 15 years and keep coming upon one extremely knotty problem: how to keep the blood flowing smoothly through the artificial device without clotting. To surmount this problem, recipients of NIBIB Quantum Awards combined rare expertise in artificial kidney development and in computer simulation of blood flow, in a study in the Journal of Biomechanics.
December 3, 2020
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D-glucose, also known as dextrose, was used to enhance MRI images of brain tumors in three patients.