Princeton University researchers have found that the expectation that life — from bacteria to sentient beings — has or will develop on other planets as on Earth might be based more on optimism than scientific evidence.
Archive – April 2012
A study in yeast cells sheds light on antidepressant drug effects.
The two-day meeting of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative explored policies and technologies for addressing greenhouse gases and climate change.
Two Princeton University professors are among the noted scientists elected as fellows of the Royal Society in 2012. David MacMillan, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, was among 44 scientists around the world to be named a fellow of the Royal Society. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton's Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, was one of eight researchers named foreign members of the society.
A.J. Stewart Smith, who has served as Princeton University's first dean for research since 2006, will assume a newly created position as vice president for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to serve as the University's primary liaison with DOE.
Student research suggests a potential new chemotherapeutic approach for treating certain cancers.
The study found that household income alone accounts for more than half of the racial imbalance among both men and women, while more than a quarter of the gaps can be attributed to educational differences alone. Surprisingly, marital status was significantly more influential in extending life expectancy for men than for women.