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Members of the Columbia University Irving Medical Center community joined hundreds of advocates from across the nation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 14 to advocate for medical research.
Our mitochondria are not just simple powerhouses of the cell, says mitochondrial psychobiologist Martin Picard: They may be influencing our minds.
- March 19, 2021
When non-essential operations were shut down last March, a VP&S research group became a critical lifeline for community elders in Northern Manhattan.
- March 9, 2021
A clinical trial to test a gene therapy for some patients with dry age-related macular degeneration—a leading cause of blindness in the United States—is underway at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
- March 8, 2021
A virtual town hall hosted by CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital brought together community health workers and local leaders to discuss questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
- March 8, 2021
New Columbia study suggests current vaccines and monoclonal antibody therapies provide less neutralizing activity against the U.K. and South Africa variants of SARS-CoV-2.
- March 4, 2021
A systematic screening program designed for athletes testing positive for COVID-19 has detected a low incidence of inflammatory heart disease, so far returning professional athletes safely to sport.
- March 3, 2021
A 15-minute COVID-19 test that can be used at home to identify infectious people is under development in David Ho’s laboratory and has received support from the NYC Economic Development Corporation.
- February 25, 2021
Spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant in the New York City region that shares worrisome similarities with other recent variants has been identified by scientists at Columbia University.