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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.
- April 18, 2014
New bone marrow transplant unit specializes in cutting-edge treatments for blood cancers and autoimmune diseases.
- April 10, 2013
Four young physician-researchers at P&S have received research funding from the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program.
- November 16, 2012
- September 28, 2012
CUMC's Dr. Megan Sykes talks to "The Takeaway" about mouse stand-ins leading the way towards cures, treatment for patients.
Source:The New York TimesSeptember 26, 2012
Megan Sykes, a medical researcher at Columbia, has a mouse with a human immune system — her own. She calls it “Mini-Me.”
Source:Wall Street Journal VideoSeptember 18, 2012
Features Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic's bioengineering research into new ways to build replacement body parts using a patient's own cells.
Source:The Wall Street JournalSeptember 18, 2012
CUMC researchers are working on ways to print living human tissue -- to one day produce personalized body parts & implants on demand.