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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.
- April 23, 2020
A new guide from Shunichi Nakagawa, MD, published just as COVID-19 arrived in New York, is helping physicians prioritize the wishes of patients as they confront difficult decisions about their care.
- April 22, 2020
A technique that zaps airborne viruses with a narrow-wavelength band of UV light shows promise for curtailing the person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in indoor public places.
- April 20, 2020
About 15% of pregnant women admitted to two maternity wards in northern Manhattan in late March and early April were already infected with the new coronavirus; the vast majority had no symptoms.
- April 20, 2020
The brainchild of Vibhu Krishna, a medical student at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, "Faces of the Frontline," shares stories on Instagram from the COVID-19 front line.
- April 17, 2020
Columbia experts talk about the latest developments about the new coronavirus and the spread of COVID-19.
- April 16, 2020
Columbia medical students celebrated early graduation in a web event on April 15. Among the 139 students, 84 will start work at NewYork-Presbyterian to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 15, 2020
New York’s best-known celebrities are leading the charge to recognize Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian health workers who are working tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.