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Coronaviruses are adept at mimicking human immune proteins called complement, which may allow the viruses to gain a foothold in our bodies and cause disease.
Columbia/NYSPI researchers are examining how millions of college students are addressing COVID-19 challenges, including academic/life plans, decision-making, substance use, and mental well-being.
- 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.
- 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.