- Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
- Thursday, Jan 6, 2022
Viruses outnumber humans by about 400 trillion to one, and yet pandemics are rare. Why? Why do a few viruses inflict so much damage, when the vast majority are harmless or even helpful?
Those questions drive A.J. te Velthuis, a virologist who joined Princeton’s molecular biology faculty in January 2021.
- Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021
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.
- 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, 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.
- Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
Taylor, a professor of African American studies, is a prominent voice in the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities.
- Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
As extreme weather events such as flooding and drought become more common in a climate impacted by humans, the ability to understand and predict water resources and systems is becoming more important than ever.
- Tuesday, Sep 7, 2021
Princeton researchers have developed a new way to make fuel from cellulose—Earth's most abundant organic compound, found in all plant cells—speeding up a notoriously slow chemical process and in some cases doubling energy yields over comparable methods.
Their platform uses a recently developed cellulose emulsion that makes it easier to metabolize the compound into other chemicals. Combining that emulsion with engineered microbes and a light-based genetic tool, the team showed that they could more efficiently make biofuels from cellulose.
- Thursday, Sep 2, 2021
Seeking a detailed blueprint for early quantum computing applications, Princeton researchers have joined a multi-institutional effort to develop large-scale simulators to study complex quantum systems.
- Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021
Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI), was named director of HMEI effective July 1. Vecchi succeeds Michael Celia, the Theodora Shelton Pitney Professor of Environmental Studies and professor of civil and environmental engineering, who had served as director since 2017.