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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 11, 2020
CovidWatcher—a new app from Columbia University researchers—will track COVID-19’s impact on New York City neighborhoods in real time and fill in critical gaps in knowledge of the disease.
- April 10, 2020
A field hospital for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms will open at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex at 218th Street adjacent to the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in northern Manhattan.
- April 8, 2020
CopeColumbia provides faculty and staff with support services and guidance for stress management, psychological support, and emotional fatigue arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 8, 2020
Aggressive social distancing and hospital preparations are needed to prevent more illness and death, even in counties with few COVID-19 cases, a study led by Columbia researchers has found.
- April 7, 2020
Approximately 1,000 COVID-19 tests are now being processed each day to determine if a person is currently infected, along with about 50 tests a day to look for antibodies in people who have recovered.
- April 4, 2020
Columbia engineers, in collaboration with CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian, created a face shield design that can be die cut for less than $1 per shield, made in seconds, and is easy to assemble.
- April 3, 2020
Scientists at Columbia's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center are using technologies developed to study cancer to look for drugs to treat COVID-19 and disarm the virus.
- April 1, 2020
Columbia doctors developed a protocol for treating two COVID-19 patients with a single ventilator.
- March 31, 2020
Columbia has established a COVID-19 Biobank to collect and disseminate biological specimens and clinical data for researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere.