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New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
Googling for financial issues and disaster help rose sharply early in the COVID-19 pandemic and may portend a future increase in suicides, Columbia researchers found.
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- August 28, 2018
The first-line treatment for malaria in no longer effective in Cambodia, and a new report from Columbia researchers has identified the likely culprit.
- August 27, 2018
Columbia researchers are developing an optical fiber system that uses a type of UV light to sterilize areas around skin-penetrating medical devices.
- July 3, 2018
Columbia immunologists have found a clue to how the body’s immune system shuts down and allows an infection to spiral into sepsis.
- April 20, 2018
A Mailman study of New York City mice found that they harbor multiple pathogenic bacteria, including some with an array of antimicrobial resistance genes.
- March 1, 2018
Mailman scientists have developed a system that accurately predicts—six weeks in advance—the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States.
- January 12, 2018
A study that identifies a litany of mutations that allow the malaria-causing parasite to become resistant to drugs has also identified potential new ways to kill the parasite.
Source:TED TalkDecember 14, 2017
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.