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The new Pandemic Response Institute draws heavily on ICAP’s strength in building partnerships and will help New York City equitably detect, respond to, and recover from major health emergencies.
After infection with the COVID virus, where does the immune system store the memory? A new study finds memory cells take up residence in the lung to protect against reinfection.
With an award from New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia—through its Mailman School of Public Health—and a consortium will launch NYC’s first Pandemic Response Institute.
- March 16, 2020
The explosion of COVID-19 cases in China was largely driven by people with mild or no symptoms who went undetected, according to a new study from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
- March 5, 2020
The National Institutes of Health has provided the Center for Infection and Immunity live SARS-CoV-2 samples to use in research to develop rapid tests and identify sources of transmission.
- February 20, 2020
Four research teams at Columbia University will share a $2.1 million grant to mount an aggressive effort to identify potential antiviral drugs and antibodies for use against the new coronavirus.
- February 17, 2020
A nasal spray created by Columbia researchers prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the spray could also prevent transmission of the coronavirus in people.