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.  

May 11, 2017
The Scientist Staff

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.)