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Researchers hoped treatment of HIV-infected infants within hours of birth would increase remission, but a new study finds that starting treatment within the first two weeks leads to similar outcomes.
Op-ed for CNN by Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez, a primary care pediatrician and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
The first-ever detailed images of a malaria protein, a key modulator of drug resistance, show how the parasite evades antimalarials—and may help scientists find ways to restore the drugs’ potency.
- November 4, 2013
Brief risk-reduction counseling at the time of a rapid HIV test did not reduce new STIs during the subsequent six months among persons at risk for HIV.
- 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
- August 23, 2013
An Egyptian Tomb Bat near the site of the first known case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was found to harbor the virus for the disease, report researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity.
- July 10, 2013
Columbia researcher David Fidock raises alarm about emerging resistance to the world's most effective malaria treatments.
- May 30, 2013
When doctors at a local community hospital were unable to diagnose a three-month-old baby’s illness, she was transferred to the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (MSCHONY), where she was quickly diagnosed with botulism and successfully treated.
- 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.