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Columbia researchers have discovered that the human intestine has a reservoir of blood-forming stem cells and that the cells play a central role in the success of organ transplantation.
A biopsy test that helps transplant centers select kidneys for transplantation is often inaccurate, a new study has found, suggesting that reliance on the biopsy should be reduced.
A new Science study from Columbia stem cell researchers has found that the liver is the surprising source of a growth factor that keeps bone marrow stem cells healthy.
A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
- August 31, 2017
Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUMC researchers say.
- March 8, 2017
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
- May 19, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States
- November 16, 2015
There’s at least one health-related downside to being small: the odds of getting a lung transplant are considerably lower.
- November 9, 2015
Individuals living in higher income neighborhoods are more likely to register with multiple transplant centers & have increased access to organ transplants.
- April 16, 2015
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
- May 27, 2014
Surgeons at P&S are the first in the U.S. to report a fully laparoscopic hepatectomy—removal of a portion of the liver—from a living adult donor for adult and teenage recipients.