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Immunocompromised patients have fewer antibodies after getting COVID or the vaccine, but some studies suggest their T cells may provide some protection.
Most of the heart and immunologic problems seen in children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)—a condition linked to COVID—were gone within a few months, Columbia researchers have found.
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.
- November 16, 2020
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.
- November 5, 2020
Compared with adults, children produce a very different antibody response after infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, suggesting they clear the virus easily.
- November 4, 2020
Community health workers at NYP/CUIMC were needed more than ever during the pandemic, helping patients access the resources they needed to stay healthy and safe.
- October 30, 2020
The CUIMC Newsroom spoke with epidemiologist Dr. Sandra Albrecht about how to vote and celebrate the holidays this year while practicing good public health and staying safe from COVID.
- October 27, 2020
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.
- October 27, 2020
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.
- October 16, 2020
People with congenital heart disease had a lower-than-expected risk for severe symptoms from COVID-19, a new study has found.