“Mouse TRAP” enables earlier detection of kidney failure

Back in 2008, scientists created a new device referred to as “Mouse TRAP.” This device involves tagging ribosomes in cells of a specific organ of interest and determining what genes are ordering proteins to be made. The Mouse TRAP has already been used to detect different types of kidney cells and early signs of acute kidney injury. Often times, doctors of patients who experience kidney injury are unable to detect the injury until a full day after it has occurred. The Mouse TRAP allows for early detection of acute kidney injury.


Contributing Author: Rosevine Azap

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