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Immunocompromised patients have fewer antibodies after getting COVID or the vaccine, but some studies suggest their T cells may provide some protection.
Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition linked to COVID—were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
A study of Icelandic adolescents by researchers at Mailman and other institutions found that while substance use declined, social isolation has especially affected the mental health of girls.
Infectious disease experts and engineers at Columbia University are working on ways to detect new outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 by monitoring wastewater.
- May 24, 2021
More than a dozen CUIMC employees shared their reasons for COVID-19 vaccination as part of the Roll Up Your Sleeves NY COVID-19 public education campaign.
- May 21, 2021
A trial of convalescent plasma for adults hospitalized with severe COVID-19 found that mortality at 28 days in the treatment arm was half the rate seen in the control arm (12.6% vs. 24.6%).
- May 19, 2021
Though many COVID-19 patients fully recover, some people develop such a degree of scarring in their lungs that they need a transplant.
- May 18, 2021
The post-COVID Community Mental Health Project aims to promote wellness and increase access to behavioral health services in underserved New York City neighborhoods.
- May 4, 2021
Hundreds of New Yorkers from Harlem, Northern Manhattan, and Morningside Heights have been vaccinated at Columbia's Community Pop-up Vaccination Site.
- April 29, 2021
A new study is drawing the most detailed picture yet of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the lung revealing mechanisms that cause lethal COVID-19 and how COVID-19 differs from other infectious diseases.
- April 16, 2021
A virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines welcomed community health workers and keynote speaker Judith Absalon, MD, MPH.
- April 9, 2021
After implementing an array of extra safety measures, routine dental care is rebounding at Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine.