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Columbia University COVID researchers are working to improve coronavirus testing, find new antivirals, and develop new ways to prevent transmission.
A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals—coordinated by Columbia researchers—is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
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.
- September 8, 2017
Scientists have found compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.
- May 11, 2017
Researchers have developed three-dimensional "mini organs," made from stem cells, that could be used to model lung diseases.
- December 5, 2016
A new computer model can predict the onset, duration, and magnitude of influenza outbreaks in each neighborhood of New York City.
- December 1, 2016
In Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, new infections are falling and the percentage of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing.
- October 11, 2016
The risk is small, but a new study shows antibiotics can potentially cause harm to patients who do not themselves receive the antibiotics.
- July 29, 2016
What to do when bitten by a mosquito, advice on traveling to Zika-affected areas, and recommended preventative strategies.
- June 8, 2016
Scientists from Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, suggesting its potential to reduce surgical site infections.