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Human kidney progenitors isolated, offering new clues to cell renewal

ScienceDaily referenced a study involving Longevity Institute’s Laura Perin. “‘[T]his system will facilitate studies of human kidney development, providing a novel tool for renal regeneration and bioengineering purposes,’ says principal investigator Laura Perin, PhD, co-director of CHLA [Children’s Hospital Los Angeles]’s GOFARR Laboratory for Organ Regenerative

Gene protects women from heart disease, study finds

USC News noted a study by Longevity Institute’s Hooman Allayee. “The study represents one of the first female-specific genetic associations for heart disease,” Allayee said. “Women who carried a variant of the CPS1 gene had about a 12 percent decreased risk for heart disease. But