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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.
Columbia fertility experts have developed a one-step saliva test for diagnosing COVID-19 that could expand access to testing.
Columbia researchers are developing an optical fiber system that uses a type of UV light to sterilize areas around skin-penetrating medical devices.
- February 14, 2014
While most hospitals have policies to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow the guidelines established to prevent these infections.
- January 6, 2014
Brief fever appears to be common in kids given influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together—new findings from Columbia and CDC researchers, published in JAMA Pediatrics.
- 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.