News

Aug. 14 2017
FDA Approves Emergency Use for Multiplex Zika Test
Unique test identifies Zika and 3 other mosquito-borne viruses, will be used in NIH study

 

Jun. 21 2017
Could Flu During Pregnancy Raise Risk for Autism?
CII researchers find mixed evidence on the link between maternal influenza during pregnancy and risk that the offspring will develop autism
 

Jun. 16 2017
The CII goes tick hunting
Tokarz takes Vice News on a tick-hunting expedition to investigate a potentially deadly disease in the Eastern US

 

Jun. 13 2017
Autism Risk Linked to Fever During Pregnancy
Prenatal exposure to maternal fever during the second trimester raises odds of autism spectrum disorder by 40%

 
 
 
Jun. 12 2017
Bats Are the Major Reservoir of Coronaviruses Worldwide 
Results of a five-year study in 20 countries show that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV)

 


Apr. 26 2017
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Imbalanced Microbiome​
Scientists identify abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria in ME/CFS patients,  including those with and without co-morbid IBS
 

Apr. 20 2017
Scientists Uncover Details on the Rise of a Tick-Borne Disease on Long Island
New lab test identifies increased prevalence of a tick-borne pathogen responsible for spike in babesiosis cases in Suffolk County

Apr. 4 2017
CII Reports 1st Biological Evidence of "Atypical" ME/CFS
Defining subgroups may help clinicians identify and treat the complex, debilitating disease



Apr. 4 2017
MERS-like Coronavirus Identified in Ugandan Bat
New virus not likely to spread to humans
 

 

Feb. 22 2017
Autism Risk Linked to Herpes Infection During Pregnancy
Women with signs of active genital herpes had twice the odds of giving birth to offspring with autism spectrum disorder.
 

 

Apr. 5 2016
Scientists Net Virus Behind Tilapia Die-Offs in 2 continents
Discovery points the way to protecting a fish that feeds multitudes.



Apr. 3 2016
Ian Lipkin Debunks Anti-Vax Documentary in Wall Street Journal
Lipkin worked behind the scenes to persuade Tribeca Film Festival organizers not to provide a platform for misinformation

 

Feb. 16 2016 
CII Receives Grant from Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to Study Tick-Borne Diseases
The grant will support research into known and as-yet-to be-discovered tick-borne bacteria and viruses.
 

Jan. 8 2016
Ian Lipkin Receives Top Science Honor in China
President Xi Jinping presided over ceremony acknowledging Dr. Lipkin's outstanding contributions to scientific advancement in China.
 

Dec. 4 2015
Precision Medicine Technology Hailed as “World Changing Idea”
The CII's new diagnostics technology was featured as one of Scientific American's ten “World Changing Ideas” of 2015.