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August 2020

What’s happening on and off campus today. For alumni, parents, and friends.


Holograms improve procedure
to treat irregular heartbeat

A team of Washington University engineers and physicians has shown for the first time that performing cardiac ablation with a holographic display increases accuracy.


WashU scientists create lab-made virus that mimics SARS-CoV-2
Hybrid virus developed at School of Medicine is safer to handle, will speed up search for COVID-19 drugs and vaccines.

Gender gap in pandemic work hours could have lasting effects
Arts & Sciences sociologist finds that in March and April, mothers’ paid work hours fell four to five times more than fathers’.

Alzheimer’s tau protein in blood indicates early brain changes
Medical school researchers discover promising target for diagnostic test that detects the disease prior to symptoms.

Brown School lab proposes local, state, and federal policing reforms
Report outlines approach to public safety that is more equitable, transparent, and accountable for Black boys and young men.

Incentivization programs’ success may depend on whom they benefit
Olin School professor suggests that we are more likely to refer friends to a business when they are rewarded for our referral.

Sam Fox School course examines public spaces during times of crisis

Virtual international studio focuses on ways that global issues like COVID-19 and climate change affect urban landscapes.


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