A growing number of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded, but a new study suggests that most of these could be successfully transplanted.
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.
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
In Columbia's biomedical engineering department, engineers and physicians work together to solve problems and improve health care.
Researchers have pinpointed the immune-system mechanism that allows a kidney transplant to be accepted without lifelong immunosuppressive drugs.