Columbia bioengineers and surgeons have developed a technique in animal models that overcomes a long-standing hurdle in lung regeneration.
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUMC researchers say.
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States
Researchers have pinpointed the immune-system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs.
Autologous islet cell transplants for pancreatitis patients who require removal of the pancreas can prevent the development of brittle diabetes common in pancreatectomy,.
Columbia has contributed in significant ways to the history of organ transplantation.