How do protozoans take out the trash? By marking trash DNA with special methyl markers. The study, published in Genome Biology, refutes previous findings that these single-cell organisms have methylation-free DNA. The work was conducted in the laboratory of Laura Landweber, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University.
In the Media
Archive – October 2012
Why do elephants have hair? The answer can be found in the research of Elie Bou-Zeid, a Princeton University assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and his colleagues. "Hair works as an insulator when it covers the skin," said Elie Bou-Zeid, in a Princeton news release on the report, which appeared in the journal PLoS One. Read the CNN article.
Princeton chemistry professor Paul Chirik makes iron function like platinum in chemical reactions. Read about Paul Chirik, Princeton's Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, in the New York Times.
Can science be crowdfunded? Yes, according to Ethan Perlstein, a fellow at Princeton University's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, and colleague David Sulzer at Columbia University. View their outline of a proposal to crowdfund a project to discover how amphetamines such as crystal meth work, or read a description in a Scientific American blog on Oct. 5, 2012. Perlstein's research focuses on cell biology, personalized medicine and quantitative evolutionary theory &ndas
Discover Magazine spoke with Tullis Onstott, professor of geosciences at Princeton University, for the magazine's July-August 2012 edition. Onstott describes his trip to a South African mine and tells how what we learn about these environments could assist our understanding of the planet Mars. Read the article in Discover.