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Columbia researchers are developing an optical fiber system that uses a type of UV light to sterilize areas around skin-penetrating medical devices.
At TED 2017, CUMC radiation scientist David Brenner discussed his work using physics to create a new, potentially life-saving weapon against drug-resistant microbes.
The risk is small, but a new study shows antibiotics can potentially cause harm to patients who do not themselves receive the antibiotics.
- October 16, 2013
New findings suggest that narrow-spectrum UV light could dramatically reduce surgical infections – which remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. – without damaging human tissue
- May 7, 2013
The Columbia University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of two new University Professors, its highest academic honor: Martin Chalfie and Wafaa El-Sadr.
- March 25, 2013
The virus that causes cold sores, along with other viral or bacterial infections, may be associated with cognitive problems; a new study from CUMC's Mira Katan and Mitch Elkind.
- December 17, 2012
New findings in Critical Care: severe sepsis and neurological dysfunction are independently associated with an increased future risk of dementia.
- December 13, 2012
New insights published in the journal Immunity (Cell Press) by a team led by CUMC's Sankar Ghosh and Alan Sher of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
- December 6, 2012
Cold and flu season has arrived, and viruses spread rapidly in a communal setting, making hand washing both crucial and timely.
- October 25, 2012
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created the first true mouse model of typhoid infection.
- October 15, 2012
Screening practices for MDROs in ICUs vary widely