Princeton University researchers developed a model that can identify the prospects for nearly any disease-causing parasite as the Earth grows warmer, even if little is known about the organism.
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Archive – February 2013
State supreme court justices who don't face voters are generally more effective than their elected counterparts, according to research led by Princeton University political scientists.
The genetic factors behind many human diseases and characteristics remain unknown, but new research from Princeton University suggests ways this "missing heritability" could be found.
The Princeton Energy and Environment Corporate Affiliates Program, a consortium of industrial partners working with Princeton University, has awarded grants to two projects: Turning municipal solid waste into fuel and reducing greenhouse gases emitted in making concrete.
David Botstein, Princeton University's Anthony B. Evnin '62 Professor of Genomics and molecular biology and director of the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, was among 11 recipients of the inaugural $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $50,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues.
A possible Higgs boson of cancer and steps to give natural biodiversity a fighting chance were among the topics Princeton University researchers discussed during the 2013 AAAS annual meeting.
The Princeton Physical Sciences-Oncology Center (PPS-OC) is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at exploring the physical laws that govern the emergence and behavior of cancer.
Three Princeton researchers will join a mission to study dark energy and dark matter as participants in the European Space Agency's (ESA) planned Euclid space telescope project. The Princeton astrophysicists will work as part of team led by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.
By studying the common fruitfly, Stas Shvartsman's lab in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics is learning how cells signal each other in order to grow from the simple structure of an embryo into a full-grown, complex creature.
A large-scale field experiment conducted during the December 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia suggests that fraud had a significant impact on the results. The research marks an advance in efforts to quantify vote fraud.
Starlings strike an optimal balance between the work of responding to social cues from their neighbors and the need to conserve energy. This trade-off yields a special number: seven. The finding has implications not just for unlocking the mysteries of coordinated animal movements, but also for the field of robotics, in which engineers seek to emulate nature's efficiency in coordinating the activity of many individuals in uncertain environments.
Edward Felten, a Princeton University professor of computer science and public affairs, was among 69 researchers nationwide elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
On the eve of Dec. 20, 2012, while the international news media were reporting on the alleged "end of the world" predicted by the ancient Maya calendar, six Princeton students and their professor were in Guatemala to experience the phenomenon firsthand.
TAG Optics, a company based on technology developed at Princeton University, has won the prestigious Prism Award for Photonics Innovation, which recognizes products that improve life through the application of light-based technologies.
A mathematical framework developed at Princeton University strips away the differences between classical and quantum mechanics to reveal how the ideas are compatible.