Image of the Day: Purple Podocytes

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists grew podocytes, cells that attach to the kidney's glomeruli and help filter blood.  

By | May 11, 2017

Scanning electron micrograph of a mature podocyte made from an induced pluripotent stem cell.

WYSS INSTITUTE AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

 

(See C. Musah et al., “Mature induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived human podocytes reconstitute kidney glomerular-capillary-wall function on a chip,” Nature Biomedical Engineering, doi:10.10.38/s41551-017-0069, 2017.) 

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