News articles classified as COVID-19

Pandemic stress physically aged teens’ brains, a new study finds

The brains of adolescents who were assessed after the pandemic shutdowns ended appeared several years older than those of teens who were assessed before the pandemic. Until now, such accelerated changes in “brain age” have only been seen in children experiencing chronic adversity, such as neglect and family dysfunction.

Q&A: Tracking COVID infections through wastewater

Civil and environmental engineering Professor Alexandria Boehm discusses the system her team developed for monitoring COVID-19’s prevalence on campus, collaboration with public health officers, and the great promise that wastewater monitoring holds for anticipating the spread of other diseases.