Scientists have always thought that the kidney was a static organ that didn’t grow once it was fully developed, but a recent study conducted by researchers at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, and Stanford University found that the kidney is able to regenerate itself. The study found out that kidney cells are continuously growing. The study was performed using a rainbow mouse. This study showed researchers the specific molecule responsible for renal cellular growth and the fact that renal regeneration is sectional, not dependent on a singular cell.
Contributing Author: Rosevine Azap