Acarbose is a commonly prescribed antidiabetic drug that helps control blood sugar levels by inhibiting human enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates. Now, new research from the laboratory of Princeton researcher Mohamed Donia demonstrates that some bacteria in the mouth and gut can inactivate acarbose and potentially affect the clinical performance of the drug and its impact on bacterial members of the human microbiome.
- Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021
- Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021
Green technology holds the promise of significantly reducing carbon emissions and helping humanity to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. But without buy-in from individuals and groups — whether it’s building new habits and routines to conserve energy or galvanizing support to enact policies that will enable the transition to cleaner tech — progress is likely to occur far more slowly than what is needed.
- Thursday, Dec 23, 2021
When it comes to studying lungs, humans take up all the air, but it turns out scientists have a lot to learn from lizards.
- Friday, Dec 17, 2021
Rodney Priestley, vice dean for innovation and the Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Xiaohui Xu, a Presidential Postdoctoral Research Fellow, have been featured in Newsweek’s list of America’s Greatest Disruptors: Mind Blowers for their invention of a solar-powered water filter that could provide clean drinking water in areas with limited access to electricity.
- Thursday, Dec 2, 2021
Strains of microbes like yeast and E. coli can be engineered to produce useful chemicals and fuels, and can produce more fuel more efficiently by working together. The problem is that when grown together in co-cultures, the fastest-growing strain often outcompetes the others, causing the community to break down and stop chemical production. Now, Princeton researchers have discovered a new way to stabilize co-cultures of microbes using light.
- Monday, Nov 29, 2021
Micro-sized cameras have great potential to spot problems in the human body and enable sensing for super-small robots, but past approaches captured fuzzy, distorted images with limited fields of view.
- Monday, Dec 6, 2021
- Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
Seyedsayamdost, professor of chemistry, will present an honorary lecture on Thurs. Dec 2 at 12:30 p.m. at Engage 2021, Princeton’s innovation and entrepreneurship conference. The lecture is online, free and open to the public. Register for Engage 2021.
- Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021
Engage 2021, Princeton’s second annual innovation and entrepreneurship conference, will be held online Dec. 1 and 2. The conference, which is free and open to everyone, offers opportunities to learn about, and catalyze, the transformation of discoveries into innovations that benefit society — from biomedicine and clean energy to wireless, cryptocurrency and quantum computing.
- Friday, Nov 19, 2021
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced that Princeton’s Sarah Kocher is one of 20 early-career researchers to be awarded a 2021 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Each fellow will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.