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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.
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.
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%).
- August 3, 2020
New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
- July 31, 2020
Googling for financial issues and disaster help rose sharply early in the COVID-19 pandemic and may portend a future increase in suicides, Columbia researchers found.
- July 24, 2020
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- July 22, 2020
Columbia researchers have isolated antibodies from COVID-19 patients that neutralize SARS-CoV-2 virus and could be used to treat patients or prevent infections.
- July 21, 2020
Hispanic mothers had higher rates of COVID-19 than other groups of women, but ethnicity had no effect on outcomes among 100 women with COVID-19 who delivered at two hospitals in northern Manhattan.
- July 21, 2020
Columbia dental students in the Hispanic Student Dental Association are finding ways to promote oral health in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic without compromising safety.
- July 17, 2020
Columbia virologist Vincent Racaniello, host of the podcast "This Week in Virology," interviewed Anthony Fauci, NIAID director, about our current understanding of COVID-19 and progress with vaccines.