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This page lists current researches in developing cures and therapies for different pathologies.

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Diabetes type 1[edit]

  • Cell Based Therapeutics[1]

Diabetes type 2[edit]

Kidney failure[edit]

  • Growing a Kidney In-Situ / De novo organogenesis[2]
  • Cell Transplantation[2]
  • Growing a Kidney In-Vitro[2]
  • Reseeding a Kidney: Decellularized Scaffolds[2]
  • Bioengineering a Kidney[2]
  • Bioartificial Renal Epithelial Cell System (BRECS)[2]
  • Implantable Renal Assist Device (iRAD)[2] / implantable bioartificial kidney (BAK)[3]


Crohn's disease[edit]

See Also[edit]


  1. Zamboni, Fernanda; Collins, Maurice N. (2017-4). "Cell based therapeutics in type 1 diabetes mellitus" (in en). International Journal of Pharmaceutics (Elsevier) 521 (1-2): 346–356. doi:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.02.063. ISSN 0378-5173. PMID 28242376. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Kim, S; Fissell, WH; Humes, DH; Roy, S (2015). "Current strategies and challenges in engineering a bioartificial kidney". Frontiers in bioscience (Elite edition) 7: 215-228. 2015-01-01. ISSN 1945-0494. PMID 25553375. PMC PMC4383659. // 
  3. Humes, HD; Buffington, D; Westover, AJ; Roy, S; Fissell, WH (March 2014). "The bioartificial kidney: current status and future promise" (in en). Pediatric Nephrology 29 (3): 343–351. doi:10.1007/s00467-013-2467-y. ISSN 0931-041X. 
  4. Kast, RE; Altschuler, EL (Nov 2001). "Remission of Crohn's disease on bupropion" (in en). Gastroenterology (Elsevier) 121 (5): 1260–1261. doi:10.1053/gast.2001.29467. ISSN 0016-5085. PMID 11706830. 
  5. Mosaic, LS. "Why a third of antidepressants are prescribed for something else". CNN. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  6. Brustolim, D; Ribeiro-dos-Santos, R; Kast, RE; Altschuler, EL; Soares, MBP (Jun 2006). "A new chapter opens in anti-inflammatory treatments:The antidepressant bupropion lowers production of tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interferon-gamma in mice" (in en). International Immunopharmacology (Elsevier) 6 (6): 903–907. doi:10.1016/j.intimp.2005.12.007. ISSN 1567-5769. PMID 16644475.