Stem cells beat kidney rejection
"It's almost surreal when I think about it because I feel so healthy and normal"
- Lindsay Porter, kidney transplant patient
An injection of stem cells given alongside a kidney transplant could remove the need for a lifetime of drugs to suppress the immune system, say scientists.
Early tests of the technique at US hospitals were successful in a small number of patients.
The journal Science Translational Medicine reports how the majority no longer need anti-rejection medication.
Researchers said it could have a "major impact" on transplant science.