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Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
The health of donated human lungs judged too poor for transplantation can be recovered using a cross-circulation technique designed by biomedical engineers at Columbia University.
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
- May 10, 2019
Columbia engineers and surgeons show that new salvage methods can recondition severely damaged lungs to meet transplantation criteria and could make more lungs available for patients.
- November 29, 2018
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.
- October 25, 2018
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.
- April 10, 2018
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.
- December 19, 2017
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, CUIMC 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