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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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.”