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Article provided by the Department of Molecular Biology Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis in humans, putting at least 20 million people worldwide at risk of developing liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. Efforts to develop effective treatments against HDV have been hampered by the fact that laboratory mice … Continue reading Genetically engineered mice could boost fight against aggressive hepatitis

Article courtesy of the University of Zurich An international team including scientists at Princeton University is researching a new class of materials: higher-order topological insulators. The edges of these crystalline solids conduct electric current without dissipation, while the rest of the crystal remains insulating. These materials could be useful for applications in semiconductor technology and … Continue reading Novel insulators with conducting edges

By Liz Fuller-Wright, Office of Communications The 2015 Paris climate agreement sought to stabilize global temperatures by limiting warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue limiting warming even further, to 1.5 C. To quantify what that would mean for people living in coastal areas, a group of researchers employed … Continue reading Half a degree more global warming could flood out 5 million more people

Article courtesy of Stephen Sautner, Wildlife Conservation Society It’s an age-old debate for coffee lovers.  Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appearing in the journal Scientific Reports … Continue reading Birds and beans: Which type of coffee is best for bird diversity?

By the Department of Molecular Biology A new study indicates an essential role for a maternally inherited gene in embryonic development. The study found that zebrafish that failed to inherit specific genetic instructions from mom developed fatal defects earlier in development, even if the fish could make their own version of the gene. The study … Continue reading Genetic instructions from mom set the pattern for embryonic development

By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Researchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter. The particle, known as the Majorana fermion, is prized by researchers for its potential to open the doors to new quantum computing possibilities. In … Continue reading Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscope

By the Department of Molecular Biology Whether growing in a puddle of dirty water or inside the human body, large groups of bacteria must coordinate their behavior to perform essential tasks that they would not be able to carry out individually. Bacteria achieve this coordination through a process called quorum sensing in which the microorganisms … Continue reading Researchers find an alternative mode of bacterial quorum sensing

By the Department of Molecular Biology Princeton University researchers have uncovered a critical role for a new immune signaling pathway in controlling infection by the flavivirus Yellow Fever Virus (YFV).  The paper describing this discovery was published today in the journal mBio. Infection with YFV causes a devastating illness with a mortality rate of up … Continue reading An immune signaling pathway for control of Yellow Fever Virus infection

By Pooja Makhijani for the Department of Chemistry Chromatin remodelers — protein machines that pack and unpack chromatin, the tightly wound DNA-protein complex in cell nuclei — are essential and powerful regulators for critical cellular processes, such as replication, recombination and gene transcription and repression. In a new study published Aug. 2 in the journal Nature, … Continue reading ‘Acidic patch’ regulates access to genetic information

By the Department of Molecular Biology Scientists from Princeton University‘s Department of Molecular Biology have successfully tested a cell-culture system that will allow researchers to perform laboratory-based studies of long-term hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections. The technique, which is described in a paper published July 25 in the journal Nature Communications, will aid the study … Continue reading Princeton researchers report new system to study chronic hepatitis B

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