Research and Discovery

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Staying Safe in the Summer of COVID-19

With New York City fast approaching Phase 3 of reopening, now is a great time to learn more about what measures you can take to keep you and your family healthy this summer.

Health, Medicine and Wellness

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Don’t Delay Returning for Medical Care

Clinical practices are taking measures to keep patients and providers safe.

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Delirium May Cause Long-Term Cognitive Decline

This rapid change in brain function is also linked to longer, more expensive hospital stays and increased mortality.

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Proning COVID-19 Patients Reduces Need for Ventilators

Patients positioned in a facedown, prone position while awake and supplied with oxygen were less likely to need intubation and ventilation.

Neuroscience and Psychology

Alzheimer's: New Gene May Drive Earliest Brain Changes

The finding could lead to new therapies that prevent Alzheimer’s and better ways of identifying people with the greatest risk of developing the disease.

 

3D Videos Reveal How the Nose Detects Odor Combinations

A study in mice provides a glimpse of how special cells in the nose help the brain to distinguish a near-infinite combinations of scents.

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s, Exposed in New Detail

A Columbia-led team has identified promising targets for diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.

Earth, Climate and Environmental Science

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Shrinking Snowcaps Fuel Harmful Algal Blooms in Arabian Sea

A climate-driven shift Is disrupting fisheries and desalination plants, problems that may hit other regions.

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Project Takes A New Approach to Gauging New York City's Emissions

The city releases about 50 million tons of carbon a year, but until now no one has actually measured it. A new project is trying to change that.

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Unusually Clear Skies to Blame for Record Loss of Greenland Ice

The ice sheet shrunk by hundreds of billions of tons last year, not just because of warm temperatures. Atmospheric circulation patterns also contributed to the rapid loss of mass.

Science, Technology and Engineering

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Molecules that Shut Down SARS-Cov-2 Polymerase Reaction

A library of molecules with unique features inhibit the novel coronavirus polymerase, a drug target for COVID-19.

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Study Estimates the Odds of Life Beyond Our Planet

Astronomer David Kipping uses Bayesian statistics to shed light on the probability of life and intelligence in alien worlds.

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Columbia to Build Upgrades for Large Hadron Collider

The five-year project is supported by a $75 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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