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February 2021

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


Rapid test identifies COVID-19 patients at risk of severe disease
Measuring mitochondrial DNA in the blood within 24 hours of hospital admission could help caregivers predict who will need intensive treatment, researchers say.


Engineering faculty members reflect on the impact of Brauer Hall

A decade after its dedication, the 150,875-square-foot facility is a focal point for teaching, research, and collaboration.

World’s most explosive volcano yields insights on primitive magma
Arts & Sciences team unearths mineral evidence of high water content in lava flows at Shiveluch in far eastern Russia.

Medical researchers discover new pathway for chronic itch in eczema
Findings implicate environmental allergens and point to possible therapeutic approach to help alleviate acute symptoms.

Institute prepares next generation of cancer prevention leaders
Innovative training program helps global cohort of fellows boost their expertise in dissemination and implementation science.

Neuroscientists locate immune system’s gateway to the brain
Experiments show immune cells stationed in the dural sinuses monitor and respond to signs of infection, disease, or injury.

Menu price increases linked to decrease in restaurant ratings
Olin Business School analysis of online orders suggests higher charges negatively affect reputation and possibly future sales.


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