Cases of symptomatic COVID-19 were extremely low among children and staff at a network of North Carolina YMCA day camps that took precautions like masking and physical distancing, researchers have found.
Cornell leadership said in a statement that, beginning Feb. 4, faculty, staff and students will have the option of agreeing to allow COVID-19 testing data and samples to be used by Cornell researchers.
Professor Iwijn De Vlaminck is working on using cell-free DNA – discarded scraps of DNA – as a way of gaining understanding of COVID-19’s effects on the organs of children who've been exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
As the spring semester begins, a team of engineering students and faculty has finished tweaking the master schedule, using lessons they learned last fall during their heroic effort to help Cornell safely hold in-person classes.
A Cornell-led collaboration has developed a noninvasive blood test that uses cell-free DNA to gauge the damage that COVID-19 inflicts on cells, tissues and organs, and could help aid in the development of new therapies.