Four faculty members of the School of Engineering and Applied Science have been named recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers.
Stories about Princeton research relevant to a corporate and foundation audience.
- Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019
- Monday, Jul 1, 2019
As mysterious as the Italian scientist for which it is named, the Majorana particle is one of the most compelling quests in physics.
Its fame stems from its strange properties – it is the only particle that is its own antiparticle – and from its potential to be harnessed for future quantum computing.
By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
- Friday, Jun 28, 2019
Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories — or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from obesity, a disease that contributes to conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer, behavioral change is hard to accomplish or not effective enough, which is why scientists have long sought drugs that would help people shed pounds. Yet effective, long-lasting treatments have thus far eluded them.
- Thursday, Jun 27, 2019
Delicate yet voracious, the sea slug Elysia rufescens grazes cow-like on bright green tufts of algae, rooting around to find the choicest bits.
But this inch-long marine mollusk gains not only a tasty meal — it also slurps up the algae's defensive chemicals, which the slug can then deploy against its own predators.
- Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Clifford Brangwynne one of 40 Transformative Technology 2019 (TT19) Awards to create a shared research facility, NanoCIE: Nanoscale Condensate Imaging and Engineering.
- Monday, Jun 10, 2019
- Thursday, May 30, 2019
The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely different way than previously thought, reported a team of researchers at Princeton University.
The newly discovered mechanism reveals the molecular link between the enzyme's daily fluctuations and its energy-regulating role in the body, according to a study published this week in Nature Communications.
- Tuesday, May 28, 2019
- Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Many mutations in DNA that contribute to disease are not in actual genes but instead lie in the 99% of the genome once considered "junk." Even though scientists have recently come to understand that these vast stretches of DNA do in fact play critical roles, deciphering these effects on a wide scale has been impossible until now.
- Friday, May 17, 2019