New bioengineering method repairs donor lungs, permitting transplantation

September 5, 2017 -


New bioengineering research from Columbia University could enable the repair of donor lungs that would otherwise be rejected for transplant.

The major shortage of donor organs is a problem that scientists are frantically trying to solve. Whether it’s finding innovative ways to use animal organs without them being rejected or developing “nano-warming” technology that allows organs to be transported more easily, eliminating transplant waiting lists is among the medical world’s greatest challenges.

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