When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption. But in the case of synapses, which are the connections between brain cells, too many or too few can both disrupt brain function. Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-San Diego recently found an immune-system protein that moonlights in the nervous system to help regulate the number of synapses, and could play an unexpected role in conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, type II diabete
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Princeton undergraduates span the globe to conduct research for their senior theses, often delving deeply into their projects the summer before the start of senior year.
Constructed primarily in Princeton's Jadwin Hall, SPIDER is a stratospheric spacecraft that in December will begin a 20-day orbit in Earth's stratosphere. During that period, SPIDER's six large cameras will look for the pattern, or polarization, of gravitational waves produced by the fluctuation of energy and density that resulted from the Big Bang.
Capping decades of searching, Princeton scientists observe elusive particle that is its own antiparticle
Princeton University scientists have observed an exotic particle that behaves simultaneously like matter and antimatter, a feat of math and engineering that could yield powerful computers based on quantum mechanics. The team, which includes researchers from the University of Texas-Austin, published a report in the journal Science.
Princeton's new Center for Digital Humanities will be a nexus of engagement with transformative technologies that will foster and support interdisciplinary projects across the humanities, computer sciences and library sciences.
A study led by Princeton University researchers found that a triple-punch of antibodies both prevented hepatitis C infection and wiped out the disease after it had established itself in laboratory mice. Instead of delivering the antibodies directly, the researchers administered a genetic "instruction set" that, once in a cell, developed into antibodies that target the portions of the virus that do not mutate.
Princeton University researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
Understanding the current and future cycles of fall leaf coloration illuminates what's to come for agriculture, water supplies and animal behavior, among many other areas.
Expanding the Age of Eligibility for Measles Vaccination Could Increase Childhood Survival in Africa
Expanding the age of eligibility for measles vaccination from 12 to 15 months could help Africa inch closer to the national coverage levels required for measles eradication.
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.